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.