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ARTH 2206 Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

An introduction to the visual representation of the Greek gods and godesses and to the artistic depiction of the primary cycles of Greek legends (e.g., the Trojan War and heroes such as Herakles, Perseus, and Theseus). This course focuses on how specific visual attributes serve to identify mythological characters and how the development of narrative in Greek art helped to relate their stories. Inquiring into the use of mythological imagery to decorate temples, cult statues, and vases used primarily for the symposium (male drinking parties), we will consider the functions of mythological imagery within Greek society.


Instructor(s): Gail Hoffman

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: CLAS2208

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Last Updated: 10-Mar-15