What is myth? How do myths deal with fundamental human concerns about who we are and the world we live in? This module is an introduction to the major myths of the classical world using the full range of primary source material: literary, artistic and archaeological. It explores the functions of myth within society and the various theories of myth. The key themes of the module will include creation myths in the wider context of Near Eastern mythology, the character of the Olympian gods, heroes and their monstrous opponents, divine-human relations, and the major mythic cycles of the Trojan war, and the Atreus and Theban sagas. Lecturer: Dr Suzanne O’Neill.
Date, Time, and Place
Day-time course: Time and venue to be confirmed. Please check our website after 16 August www.histories-humanities.tcd. ie/shortcourses for updates text ‘INFO’ to 087 257 2015.
This lecture-only module comprises of one lecture per week over one term commencing in September 2022.
€75 for the course. The concession rate for the course is €45. The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is a Social Welfare pension or payment, Jobseekers, Health Board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.
Please check our website www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses after August for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.
You may apply online or by phone* as follows:
ONLINE: You may register and pay by credit/debit card online at www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses AFTER enrolments open for each term.
By telephone: Please text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to 087 257 2015* and you will receive a call back.
Please note that the phone will be very busy during the application period and staff continue to work from home so there may be a delay in replying to your call. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. * Text only phone.