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Greek and Roman Mythology and Religion Part I

Trinity College Dublin

What is myth? How do myths deal with fundamental human concerns about who we are and the world we live in? In this module, Dr. Suzanne O’Neill is an introduction to the major myths 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. 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.

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.

College Name Trinity College Dublin
Course Category Classics, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Seminar
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 85. There is also a concession rate of €60 available to retirees, over 65s, and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.
Course Duration This lecture-only module comprises of one class per week over one term, commencing in September 2023. Classes will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus.
Awarding Body Trinity College Dublin
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