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In this subject students are introduced to the diversity of the ancient Greek achievement, which has exercised a fundamental and continuing influence upon later European literature and culture. The subject commences with a detailed treatment of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan war. This is one of the dominant myths in the Greek tradition and is narrated in some detail in epic poetry, in drama, and in art and architecture. We explore how myths are 'read' in their historical context, especially in the contexts of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars of the 5th Century BC. A variety of sources are treated to enable students to build up a picture of Greek society as a whole.

Ancient Greece: Myth, Art, War La Trobe University

    • 3.7, 32 Ratings

In this subject students are introduced to the diversity of the ancient Greek achievement, which has exercised a fundamental and continuing influence upon later European literature and culture. The subject commences with a detailed treatment of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan war. This is one of the dominant myths in the Greek tradition and is narrated in some detail in epic poetry, in drama, and in art and architecture. We explore how myths are 'read' in their historical context, especially in the contexts of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars of the 5th Century BC. A variety of sources are treated to enable students to build up a picture of Greek society as a whole.

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3.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

LadyLottie86 ,

Wonderful

La Trobe has many excellent history lectures, and I have enjoyed them on my daily commutes to school. This lecture in particular was a good refresher course into Ancient Greek history. I do not mean to be pedantic, but my only qualm is that the professor once mentioned Athena being known for hunting and a sort of guardian to little girls, when that was what Artemis was associated with. Otherwise, the professors are very informative, and they make the lectures exciting.

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