CLA10Syll2011 - CLASSICS 10: Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern...

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CLASSICS 10: Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology Fall 2011 Professor Tim Brelinski Giedt 1001 706 Sproul Hall, #752-1339 MWF 12:10-1:00 tbrelinski@ucdavis.edu Office Hours: M 1-2, W 1-3, & by appointment TA: Nathan Hill email:nwhill@ucdavis.edu Required Text: Barry B. Powell, Classical Myth , 6 th ed ., Pearson/Longman, 2009 Note the companion website to the textbook: wps.ablongman.com/long_powell_cm_6/ You will also need to purchase three UCD 2000 scantron sheets for the exams. Purpose of Class : This course introduces the major myths of the ancient Mediterranean world: stories about creation, tales of the Olympian gods and goddesses, myths of fertility, encounters with the underworld, and legends of heroes including Gilgamesh, Hercules, Theseus, Jason, Achilles, Odysseus, and Aeneas. The class emphasizes common themes and motifs in these myths, their origins and development, and their relationship to political, cultural, and religious movements in the ancient world. Format of Class : Primarily lecture. The lectures will selectively reinforce the readings assigned for each class. Success in this course thus requires you to keep up with the reading (which averages 70 pages per week), come to lecture regularly, take intelligent notes, and study those notes to the point of mastery and memorization. This course has only one textbook, but you will have to read it carefully, and you may want to use the textbook website to review the
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course CHEM118A 118A taught by Professor Tantillo during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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CLA10Syll2011 - CLASSICS 10: Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern...

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