Introduction to Ancient Religions
T, R | 12:30-1:45
“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
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Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.