ANT2800 – Classical mythology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course offers an introduction to Greek and Roman mythology through an examination of the gods, goddesses, and heroes presented in the Greek and Roman art and literature. The course looks at the role of mythology in the cultural and religious milieu of antiquity, the relationship between humanity and the supernatural/divine, the moral questions often posed by these stories, and the reception of various myths in later literature, art, and film. The course will also look into the historical development of the study of mythology.
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
- identify principal gods, goddesses, and heroes from Greek and Roman mythology
- identify some of the ancient literary and artistic sources for classical mythology
- explain the most influential theories about and approaches to classical mythology
- identify and interpret elements of classical mythology in later art, literature, and/or cinema
Formal prerequisite knowledge
There are no prior requirements necessary for this course.
In Spring 2021 there will be no physical lectures in this course due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lecture podcasts will be uploaded in Canvas on a weekly basis, and in addition optional office hours / mini seminars will be offered on Zoom during the scheduled time slots. Details will be given in the first seminar and in Canvas.
- Seminars/lectures, one double session pr. week for 14 weeks. The lectures will be podcasted. Please note that the teaching material consists of podcasts in addition to the syllabus.
In order for you to qualify for the final exam, the following compulsory assignment must be approved by the teacher:
- two quizes, one in the beginning of the semester and one during the semester. The quizes are conducted in Canvas.
Written examination (4 hours). NB: In Spring 2021 the examination will be a digital home examination (4 hours).
In order for you to qualify for the final examination, all compulsory assignments must be approved by the teacher.
Digital home examination
The home examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera.You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.