Ancient Greece Course Directory
  • University Miami
  • Classical
  • Major
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  • 3 Yrs
  • US
  • Miami

  • The motif of the hero on a journey is one of the most enduring, indeed primal,
    of all literary patterns. This motif, which Joseph Campbell termed the
    Monomyth, is at the heart of many of the world's best-loved and most famous
    stories, from Homer's Odyssey and Vergil's Aeneid to Tolkien's Lord of the
    Rings. This course will study the Monomyth via some of its greatest
    exemplars, concentrating on those in the ancient Greek tradition, and pondering
    just what it is about this motif that is extraordinarily gripping. The class
    meetings will consist of lecture and discussion sections, with occasional
    film screenings. All readings will be in English.

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