What are Greek myths
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RCX901
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This course introduces Greek myth, investigates its relevance and its perseverance. Come and discover why these tales continue to fascinate us today.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will read (in translation) certain Greek myths discussing their content, meaning, and reappearance.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify prominent characters and tales from a couple of Greek myths;
- 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material. Further reading will be recommended.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Another course on Greek myths taught by Maria Contos (RC406) or any other Ancient Civilisation classes. See website for details.
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.