Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

DVD - 2007
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Classical mythology-the stories of gods and heroes ranging from Athena to Zeus-has inspired everything from great art and literature to popular films and TV programs. This course explores classical mythology's pantheon of gods and the profound impact mythology has had on Western Civilization. It provides an intellectual and theoretical framework with which to examine the content and purpose of the ancient Greek and Roman myths. In these lectures, you will explore such topics as mythology's influence on notions of life, death, and gender roles; its possible origins in prehistoric Greek culture; its impact on such writers as Shakespeare; and its continuing influence on popular culture, from Star Trek to Terminator to UFO sightings.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2007
ISBN: 9781565855687
Branch Call Number: DVD 292 V287c pt.2
Characteristics: 2 video discs : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company


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Aug 04, 2018

This is a fascinating, interesting course. Prof. Vandiver is a wonderful teacher. I have some acquaintance with the classics, but P. V. really brought to life the myths, personages, society, and history of the period. And she doesn't mince words; this is an mature audience course! At the same time I sometimes found myself laughing out loud at the professor's delightful presentation! This is definitely worth your time.

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