Ancient Mythology and Religion

Ancient Mythology and Religion

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Marinčič Marko

The course follows two parallel paths:
1) overview of Greek and Roman mythology and religion in comparison with other cultures of the ancient Mediterranean (Near East, Egypt);
- myths about gods and heroes;
- temples, rituals, priests, institutions, iconography;
- pagan and Christian religion (religious conflict, cultural synthesis);
2) introduction to ancient and modern theories and interpretive approaches (ancient philosophy from the Presocratics to Neoplatonism; modern approaches from the Enlightenment to the 20th century: Fontenelle, Vico, Hume, Heyne, Herder, Schelling, Frazer and the ritualists, W. Otto, Propp's narratology, psychoanalysis, Lévi-Straussian stucturalism, French historical anthropology).