Undergraduate | LTU-CAH2CLM | 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Contextualise and analyse literary and material primary source evidence relating to ancient Greek and Roman mythology
- Synthesise and interpret primary source evidence using disciplinary scholarship from Classics and Ancient History
- Critique disciplinary scholarship and apply appropriate theoretical approaches in the context of interpreting ancient Greek and Roman mythology
- Formulate and articulate a persuasive, evidence-based argument in an essay relating to ancient Greek and Roman mythology
- The Olympian Gods
- Heroes and Monsters
- The Trojan War
- The Classical Underworld
- Myths of Creation
- The Foundation of Rome
- Gender and Ethnicity in Myth
In this subject you will read and interpret ancient Greek and Roman mythology.mythology, and be introduced to theoretical approaches to interpreting these myths. You will learn about Greek mythology, focusing onand Roman creation myths and tales involving the Olympian gods and heroes, including Heracles, Jason, Perseus, BellerophonBellerophon, Odysseus and Odysseus.Romulus. 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,the foundation of cities, ethnic identities, gender roles, death, and 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.underworld.
This is a level 2 subject. Please consider the subject pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Online quiz (500 words equivalent) (15%)
- Source analysis project (1000 words equivalent) (30%)
- Research essay (2500 words equivalent) (55%)
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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.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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