Class40Lec1 - • A Myth is: o A story which is shared...

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Lecture 1 What is a Myth? Mythology: study of myths Fiction, lie, deception, etc. A widespread but untrue story or belief; a widely held misconception o Not our definition Myths: narratives – not just descriptions, they are stories o Have climaxes, problems, etc. o Storylines with dramatic tension and other elements
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Unformatted text preview: • A Myth is: o A story which is shared (traditional) and flexible o Remains important to a community – or series of communities – for some reason If you know the reason, then you understand the myth...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course CLASSICS 40 taught by Professor Erickson during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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