What is myth? How do myths deal with fundamental human concerns about who we are and the world we live in? What is the relationship between myth and religion? Why did the Greeks and Romans worship many gods, believe in oracles, or perform animal sacrifice? This lecture-only module is an introduction to the major myths and religions of the classical world using a range of primary source material: literary, artistic and archaeological. It explores the functions of myth within society and the various theories of myth.
This part of the Greek and Roman Mythology and Religion course explores the nature of Greek and Roman religion in its social context. It considers key elements of ritual action: sacrifice, rites of passage, festivals, as well as the diverse ancient beliefs on death and the afterlife and the role of mystery religions.
Suzanne teaches teach Greek and Roman Mythology and Religion, Greek Archaeology and Classical Architecture: Reception and Re-imaginings in Trinity's Department of Classics. Her research interests include the reception of classical material culture and Irish cultural and political engagement with Classics study.
Time, Date, and Place
This lecture-only module comprises of one class per week over one term, commencing in January 2024. Classes will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus.
€85 full rate, €60 concession rate.
The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.
Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
You may apply online or by telephone as follows:
Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015 and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.
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