Oct 07

Transgressors in Greek Myth—Gods and Heroes (6 Week Course)

Michael Barnes

Casual references to an Achilles’ heel or Helen of Troy; the storylines for multi-million-dollar movies, video games, and television series; inspiration for writers and artists across the globe—it’s no exaggeration to say that Greek myths are everywhere, and their presence in the cultural marketplace shows no sign of diminishing. What accounts for the enduring popularity of the traditional stories of ancient Greek gods and heroes? In this class we will focus on the profiles of a handful of famous transgressors—heroes who pushed against various human and divine frontiers—and consider what their stories tell us about knowledge, fate, justice, the gods, and what constitutes a good life. Along the way we’ll also consider some of the ways in which these myths intersect with ancient Greek history and culture, and the persistence of Greek mythology into the twenty-first century.

This class will be held onsite at WIH.

Six Week Schedule:
Thursday, October 07 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thursday, October 14 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thursday, October 21 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thursday, October 28 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thursday, November 04 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thursday, November 11 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

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Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.