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F18A17 The Mythological Truth about Greek Gods and Heroes

This course will examine five areas of ancient Greek myth through literary, historical, and archaeological evidence. We'll explore The Olympian Gods, The Saga of Mycenae, The Saga of Troy, The Saga of Heracles, and The Saga of Theseus. We'll also examine the basic character of the myths and those who created them. Ultimately, we hope to gain a deeper appreciation of the myths and a greater understanding of the role of myth in the culture of ancient Greece.

Instructor: Michael Allain holds a PhD in Classics from The Ohio State University. He retired from Spotswood High School as a Latin teacher in 2006 and has taught a variety of coursesincluding Ancient Greek, Latin, History, and Literature at JMU since the mid 1980s.

Suggested Reading: I recommend any edition of Classical Mythology by Mark P. O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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