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CL118: Myth, Gender, and Metamorphosis

An exploration of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern myths in the ancient Mediterranean, emphasizing transformations of myths and themes thematically across cultures, with attention to the (imagined) other in gender and society. Readings will include selections from the Babylonian Enuma Elish, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Hymns to Inanna, Hesiod’s Theogony, the Homeric Hymns, the Greek dramatists and Aristophanes, Sappho, Sulpicia, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, among others, and will include art and archaeological evidence.