REL 106.001

Introduction to Ancient Greek Religion

T, R | 9:30-10:45

PRH 308

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As a general introduction to the academic study of ancient religions, REL 106 examines the narratives and practices of what scholars call ancient religion, examining the problem of translating specific ancient terms—from ancient Greece to Rome, to Egypt, to Mesopotamia—as religion and the implications involved in this process. The course also looks at various scholarly approaches to definition with a focus on how “ancient religion” is being defined and then used to describe ancient cultures, and the practical implications (that is, social, economic, political) of such an endeavor.


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