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CL118 – Myth, Gender and Metamorphosis in the Ancient Mediterranean

An exploration of Greek, Roman and Near Eastern myths in the ancient Mediterranean, emphasizing metamorphoses thematically across cultures, with attention to the (imagined) other in gender and society. Readings will include selections from Mesopotamian literature (Enuma Elish, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Hymns to Inanna), Greece and Rome (Hesiod’s Theogony, the Homeric Hymns, the Greek dramatists and Aristophanes, Sappho, Sulpicia and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, among others), and accompanying art and archaeological evidence. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality or The West in Time requirement.

Offerings

TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2017 Block 1 Myth, Gender and Metamorphosis in the Ancient Mediterranean Marcia Dobson, Sanjaya Thakur Cossitt Hall 101C 16/0 07/20/2018
Fall 2018 Block 1 Myth, Gender and Metamorph Marcia Dobson, Sanjaya Thakur TBA 16/16 07/19/2018