This course is an introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. Topics will include the nature of the gods, gender roles in mythic cycles, myth and ritual, Near Eastern influences, myth in art and literature, modern approaches to myth, the legacy of Greco-Roman mythology. Class is a combination of lecture and discussion; assignments include both creative writing and essays. 

Daily routine: Morning session will consist of discussion of the text assigned for that day. If there is an accompanying lecture portion, that will usually take place in the morning. Short periodic quizzes will also be in the morning. Afternoon sessions will be reserved for larger analysis of class material, film screenings, writing workshops, and the like.