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Department
Classics
Course
CLA204H1
Professor
Claesson Welsh
Semester
Fall

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Sep 13 2010 Intro to Classical Mythology - Classical world = history, culture of ancient Greeks and Romans: entire Mediterranean region o Historical stories - Myth: deals w things fantastical; ie Ethiopia; just off the map - Bronze age to late Antiquity - Reception: survival of Greek and Roman heritage in later cultures - Myth: stories widely accepted but ultimately false? - Myth actually comes from muthos = speech, tale, story, word, though, narrative, fable, myth > aim to entertain - Muthos can refer to true narratives as well - Muthos vs logos > spoken account, to speak, account, argument, debate, thesis, hypothesis > aims to persuade - Myth: broad term about stories connected w gods, and how humans interact w them: gods include semi-gods, ie nymphs - Sagalegend: relationship with human history - Folktalefairytale: involves fantastic beings, ie ppl w magical powers, deals more w people - Myth not really have to deal w truthfiction o The ancients never really s
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