Schedule:

**note: This schedule is subject to change; missing class is NOT an excuse for not knowing about changes to the schedule (see above: attendance).

Underlined texts refer to required readings outside of the text; use syllabus online for hyperlinks directly to texts.

 

JAN    T        12      Intro to class

R       14      Ch 1: Intro to Myth

 

T        19      Ch 2 Context of Myth

R       21      Ch 3 Development of Myth         Quiz

 

          T        26      Ch 4: Creation                           Essay 1 Due

                   + Hebrew Creation story, read Genesis 1:1–2:2

R       28      Ch 5: Mortals                 

                   + 2nd Hebrew creation story, read Genesis 2:3–3:24

 

FEB   T        2        Creation continued         

                   + Universal Flood, read Genesis ch. 6 –8

                  

          R       4        Ch 6 Zeus and Hera                  Quiz

                                     

T        9        Ch 7 Male Gods                       

R       11      Ch 8 Female Gods           Essay 2 Due

 

T        16      ** Ch 11 Death     

R       18      Death continued              Quiz

 

          T        23      Ch 9 Fertility Demeter

R       25      Ch 10 Fertility Dionysius

         

MAR   T        2        Eurydice Discussion        Eurydice Essay Due

R       4        Midterm Exam

 

SPRING Break

 

T        16      Ch 12 Heroic Myth: Gilgamesh

R       18      Ch 13 Perseus

 

T        23      Ch 14 Heracles                        

          R       25      Heracles cont’d                         Quiz

         

T        30      Ch 15 Theseus /Ovid                Essay 4 Due

APRIL R       1        Ch 16 Crete                             

 

T        6        Ch 17 Oedipus and Thebes       

R       8        Ch 18 Jason                              Quiz

 

T        13      Ch 19 Trojan War           

R       15      Trojan War cont’d                     

 

T        20      Ch 20 Fall of Troy                      Essay 5 Due

R       22      Ch 21 Odysseus

 

T        27      Ch 22 Aeneas

R       29      Ch 23 Myths of Rome

 

 

Final Exam:  Tuesday, May 4, 8am–10am