CLT 3370-01: Introduction to Classical Mythology
205R Dodd Hall
Monday 1-2 PM; Friday 9:55-10:55 AM; and happily by appointment
This course is intended to acquaint students with the major myths of the Greco-Roman
Knowledge of these stories is indispensible for anyone who wishes to study the
literature and art of ancient Greece and Rome.
These myths figure prominently in the
corpus of the western artistic heritage and frequently provide the thematic basis of much
of the western world’s literature and art.
Not only do these myths allow us to understand
Greco-Roman culture and our own literature better, they are great stories in themselves.
Because this course relies upon the extant literary tradition of Ancient Greece and Rome,
primary sources [epic, drama, poetry etc.] will provide the predominant textual
foundation for the class.
Intensive analysis and comparison of all the assigned readings is
essential for satisfactory completion of the class and its assignments.
M.P.O. Morford, R.J. Lenardon,
ed. ISBN 978-0-19-530805-1
D. Grene, R. Lattimore,
, vol. 1.
S. Lombardo, tr., Homer,
R. Fagles, tr., Homer,
W.F. Jackson, tr., Virgil,
A.D. Melville, tr., Ovid,
Internet Access and Garnet Email Account:
All students must have access to a reliable internet connection. It is a requirement of any
course at FSU that students use their garnet email account to receive messages from their
instructors and to access BlackBoard. If you have a garnet account, you will have been
registered automatically. If you do not have a garnet account or if you would like any
communications forwarded to a non-garnet account, you may do so by visiting CARS on
the ACNS web-site at
. Any problems that
arise from forwarding and/or using a non-garnet e-mail account remain the responsibility
of the student.
The syllabus and other online course materials will be made available through the
BlackBoard course site on the Internet. Go to
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