Do you want to learn about Greek and Roman myths, and discover those which personally speak to you or have influenced Western culture? We’ll begin with a discussion of the most significant gods and goddesses. Then we’ll focus upon several dozen Greek myths interpreted by the Roman poet, Ovid in his poetic, readable classic, Metamorphoses. Class will include mini-lecture, discussion of readings, and viewing excerpts from mythical movies and documentaries. Reading assignments will be approximately 40 enjoyable pages per week. By the first class, students should have on hand Ovid’s Metamorphoses – preferably the Mandelbaum, Lombardo or Humphries translation, and read the first chapter.
Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.