General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Mediterranean Mythologies
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Konrad Dominas
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-MM


Module aim (aims)

Module aim (aims):- to transfer of knowledge in the scope of the most important Greek and Roman myths; - to know the most important works of Greek and Roman literature underlying the functioning of myth;- to prepare students for the use of Greco-Roman literature to show the diversity of myths in the context of their scope (version) and meaning;- to teach students to use complex in content dictionaries of Greek and Roman mythology;- to make students aware of the role of ancient mythology in European culture;- to learn most mythical theory, particularly with regard to the relationship between myth and literature.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


SYLLABUS:Week 1 Interpretation and Definition of Classical and Egyptian Mythology. Week 2 The Most Important Ancient Sources for Classical Mythology: Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, Vergil. The Sources of Egyptian MythologyWeek 3 Myths of CreationWeek 4 The Twelve OlympiansWeek 5 Perseus and the Legends of ArgosWeek 6 HeraclesWeek 7 Theseus and Legends of AtticaWeek 8 The Voyage of the ArgonautsWeek 9 The Trojan Saga and the IliadWeek 10 The Returns and the OdysseyWeek 11 The Nature of Roman MythologyWeek 12 Aeneas and the AeneidWeek 13 Ovid and Greek and Roman MythWeek 14 The Myths of EgyptWeek 15 Classical Mythology in Literature, Art, Music, Dance and Film

Reading list

M. Morford, R.J. Lenardon, M. Sham, Classical Mythology, Oxford University Press 2010.The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology, edited by Roger D. Woodard, Cambridge University Press 2007.G. Pinch, Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt, Oxford University Press 2004. R. Graves, The Greek Myths, Viking 2011.