Ancient Greek and Graeco-Roman Religions

This course is an examination of the varieties of religious expression found in Ancient Greek and Graeco-Roman societies. By looking at the material drawn from mythology, popular fiction, philosophical texts, sacred biographies, ritual, and drama, we will explore diverse perspectives on the cosmos, the nature of god(s) and one’s relationship with the divine, the human self and its potentials and discontents, and other fundamental issues articulated in these ancient traditions.