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1. Contextualise literary and material primary source evidence and interpret it using disciplinary scholarship from Classics and Ancient History.
2. Develop enhanced collaborative problem solving abilities through in-class analysis of primary and secondary sources.
3. Write with authority about aspects of classical mythology.
4. Reference ancient sources and scholarly sources correctly within the context of a well-evidenced research essay.
5. Understand ancient Greek and Roman mythology and how they are connected to each other.
- • The Olympian Gods.
- • Heroes (e.g. Herakles, Achilles) and monsters.
- • The Trojan War.
- • The classical underworld.
- • Myths of creation.
- • The foundation of Rome.
- • Gender and ethnic identity in myth.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects. Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed MDS3CLM (Classical Mythology) or MDS2CLM (Classical Mythology) or CAH3CLM (Classical Mythology) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
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In this subject you will read and interpret ancient Greek and Roman mythology. You will learn about Greek mythology, focusing on creation myths and tales involving the Olympian gods and heroes, including Heracles, Jason, Perseus, Bellerophon and Odysseus. As you work your way through these myths, you will encounter thematic elements of classical mythology such as the figure of the monster, the sexual conduct of gods and mortals, conception and birth, fire, images of the underworld, and life after death. You will also encounter the foundation myth of the Romans, and analyse the story of Romulus and Remus, as well as other Roman heroes and heroines. You'll consider what these myths tell us about Roman ethnic identity and gender roles.
- 1500-word reflective essay (40%)
- 2000-word research essay (50%)
- 500-word quiz (10%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.