An Introduction to Greek and Roman Mythology

The stories of ancient Greek and Roman myth are embedded in modern European culture, constantly being retold through paintings, plays, novels, films, etc. This course introduces you to the main characters of ancient Greek and Roman mythology, and to the main works of literature in which these stories are told. Along the way, we will touch on such issues as how much history is preserved in myth, and what myth is for.

Course Schedule

Program Date: October 14 - November 18, 2023

Students will meet online on Saturdays, time 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Eastern Standard Time). Class time will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Academic Director

Tony Keen

Tony Keen

Tony Keen came to the Notre Dame London Global Gateway in 2013, where he devised the course "London in the Literature of the Fantastic." He now teaches "Roman Britain". He took a Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Manchester in 1992. Keen is a world-leading researcher on the reception of Greek and Roman literature and culture in modern science fiction and fantasy, and has also written widely on Classical reception, science fiction, and cinema. He is currently working on a book on depictions of Roman Britain on screen. In his spare time, he is a keen railway modeller, and contributes to two websites about comics and graphic novels.