REL 106.001

Introduction to Ancient Religions

T, R | 12:30-1:45

BC 203

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“Religion” is a fairly modern concept, yet, we often think of the ancient world in religious terms. As a general introduction to the academic study of ancient religions, this new course examines how scholars define “ancient religion” and then describe ancient cultures (from Greece to Rome, Egypt, & Mesopotamia). The course therefore focuses on the problem of defining ancient religion and the practical implications (social, economic, political) of defining it in this or that way. HU

Vaia Touna

This course has no required books but PDF readings that will be available through the course's Blackboard site.

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Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.