Course Information
TitleΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΜΥΘΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ - ΕΡΜΗΝΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ / SEMINAR – INTERPRETING THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GREEK MYTHS
CodeΑΚΛ307
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280004603

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 31
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600147763
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Successful attendance of ACL 219: Mythology-Hermeneutics is strongly recommended.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, students will become acquainted with characteristic myths on the activities of the Dodecatheon and secondary deities, the achievements of heroes and heroines, the various demonic and fictional creatures. They will examine the uses of myths as both symbols of public identity and expression of official ideology through the means of descriptive arts -sculpture, pottery, painting, minor arts, mosaics- and coins. Moreover, they will be able to examine the reasons for using specific mythological themes in the ancient Greek and Roman world as well as the issue of the preservation of ancient Greek myths and the way they were perceived in subsequent periods.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mythology, the narrative of the stories concerning the gods, heroes as well as their own cult practices was an essential element of the ancient Greek civilization; from early on it was associated with the formation of public identity and visibility of the official ideology of city-states and rulers. The course approaches the use of myth as a symbol of public identity and expression of official ideology through its depiction in works of descriptive arts -sculpture, pottery, painting, minor arts, mosaics- and coins. The essays will examine the selection and promotion of specific mythological themes in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and will explore the preservation of ancient Greek myths and the way they were perceived in subsequent periods. Week 1: General characteristics of the ancient Greek myths. Sources for the study of myths: ancient literature and visual arts. Week 2: Myth in public and private life of ancient Greeks. Week 3: Myth and coinage. Week 4: The preservation of ancient Greek myths and their interpretation in later periods. Week 5: Student presentations: Description and discussion of artifacts with mythological scenes. Week 6: Student presentations: Description and discussion of artifacts with mythological scenes. Week 7: The projection of mythological themes from antiquity to modern times. The case of Nike. Week 8: Visit and practice at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Week 9: Student presentations: Essays. Week 10: Student presentations: Essays. Week 11: Student presentations: Essays. Week 12: Student presentations: Essays. Week 13: Student presentations: Essays.
Keywords
myth, mythology, gods, heroes, public identity, official ideology, coin, sculpture, pottery
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures451.5
Tutorial632.1
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Written assigments662.2
Exams30.1
Total1806
Student Assessment
Description
Essay and presentation: 90% Tests: 10%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
(1). Buxton, R.G.A. Οι ελληνικοί μύθοι: Ένας ολοκληρωμένος οδηγός. Μετάφραση: Τ. Τυφλόπουλος. Επιμέλεια: Δ.Ι. Ιακώβ. Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2005. [Τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: The Complete World of Greek Mythology. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004]. (2). Burn, L. Μύθοι των Ελλήνων. Μετ. Α. Σακελλαρίου. Αθήνα, 1996. [Τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: Greek Myths. Avon: British Museum Press & University of Texas Press, 1990]. (3). Carpenter, T.H. Τέχνη και μύθος στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα. Μετάφραση: Π. Αράπογλου. Επιμέλεια: Στ. Κόρτη-Κόντη. Αθήνα: Επίκεντρο, 2006. [Τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: Art and Myth in Ancient Greece. London: Thames & Hudson, 1991]. (4). Dowden, K. The Uses of Greek Mythology. London: Routledge, 1992. (5). Ελληνική Μυθολογία. Τόμ. 1: Εισαγωγή στο μύθο. Τόμ. 2: Οι θεοί. Τόμ. 3: Οι ήρωες. Τόμ. 4: Ηρακλής. Πανελλήνιες εκστρατείες. Τόμ. 5: Τρωικός πόλεμος. Αθήνα: Εκδοτική Αθηνών, 1986. (6). Morford, M.P.O. – Lenardon, R.J. Classical Mythology. Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press, 20037. (7). Τσαγκάρη, Δ. (επιμ.). Μύθος και Νόμισμα. Παραστάσεις, συμβολισμοί και ερμηνείες από την ελληνική μυθολογία. Αθήνα: Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο – Νομισματικό Μουσείο – Alpha Bank, 2011. Ιστότοποι: (1). Theoi Greek Mythology. Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature and Art: http://www.theoi.com/ (2). Θεογονία: http://www.theogonia.gr/ (3). Myth Index: http://www.mythindex.com/ (4). Greek Mythology: http://www.igreekmythology.com/index.html (5). Greek Mythology: http://my.opera.com/luongquangdungpaulo/albums/show.dml?id=13381822 (6). Oxford Classical Mythology Online: http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195397703/
Last Update
02-07-2019