Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

Course Dates: 06/08/20 - 20/08/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
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Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. This course introduces Greek myth, investigates its relevance and its perseverance, asking why these tales continue to fascinate us today.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will discuss what constitutes myth and what function(s) it serves in society. We will read (in translation) certain Greek myths discussing their content, meaning, and reappearance. Why are artists, poets, screen-writers, among others, so obsessed with these ancient tales and characters?

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- identify prominent characters and tales from Greek myth;
- discuss their background;
- evaluate the debates around them;
- identify their existence through European history and role in World history;
- discuss their continued appearances in various media.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for anyone curious about the subject – no previous knowledge needed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor presentations and discussions of text and images within class. There will be no work outside class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a pen and notebook (or tablet). Further reading will be recommended.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any Classical civilisations class from September.

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Good introduction to the stories in Greek myths. Very enthusiastic tutor.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/08/2019)
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Tutor Biographies
Maria Contos

Maria Contos has published many stories with mythical themes. She has also written and performed puppet shows and plays based on myths. She has adopted myths for television and theatre, teaches mythology and runs creative writing workshops. She also teaches languages.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: RC169

Started Thu, eve, 06 Aug - 20 Aug '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £36.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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