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Art HistoryGreek MythologyHistoryMythology

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 109 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.1 What is Myth? 14m
1.2 Course Overview20m
1.3 Ancient Ideas on Myth11m
1.4 Ideas on Myth from the Modern Era15m
1.5 The Trojan War & The World of Homer 16m
1.6 Trojan War Aftermath and The Homer Question 14m
1.7 On Reading Homer 14m
1 reading
Course Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: Introduction to the Course30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Becoming a Hero

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
2.2 Telemachus' Troubles 10m
2.3 Telemachus' Tour 15m
2.4 Odysseus on Ogygia 12m
2.5 Odysseus on Scheria 10m
2.6 Alcinous 9m
2.7 Knee-Grabbing 7m
2.8 Functionalism 9m
2.9 Reassembling the Hero 11m
2.10 Poetry and Demodocus 10m
1 reading
Odyssey, books 1-810m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Becoming a Hero30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Adventures Out and Back

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 110 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
3.2 Cycle Two: Circe 7m
3.3 The Underworld 12m
3.4 Cycle 3: The Cattle of the Sun 13m
3.5 Food/Not Food 9m
3.6 Structuralism 16m
3.7 Inner and Outer Worlds 9m
3.8 Extracting Knowledge 8m
3.9 Meanwhile Telemachus... 4m
3.10 Reunion: Father and Sons 7m
1 reading
Odyssey, books 9-1610m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Adventures Out and Back30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Identity and Signs

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 86 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.2 Signs as a Way of Knowing 10m
4.3 What Does Penelope Know? 12m
4.4 The Scar 11m
4.5 Penelope's Dream 8m
4.6 The Bow 9m
4.7 Reunion (Almost) 12m
4.8 Reunion 9m
1 reading
Odyssey, books 17-2410m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: Identity and Signs30m

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