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Classical Mythology Read Ú 109 Live at the same time The way various mythological depictions of females the s the myth of Medea and such monsters as Medusa and Scyllare present Greek males' anxiety about women's power particularly their sexual power This theme is embodied in Medea's name which means both genitals and clever plans The Romans' near wholesale borrowing of Greek mythology in the context of their ambivalent view of Greek culture They considered the Greeks to be better artists poets and rhetoricians than they were but also saw them as decadent soft and treacherous The extensive influence of Ovid's Metamorphoses on the works of William Shakespeare Because of this relationship Ovid has had an incalculable effect on English literature In her final lecture Professor Vandiver surveys aspects of the enormous influence that classical mythology has had and still exerts on Western Civilization She offers her opinions as to why this is the case She also demonstrates that the ancient gods monsters and heroes are very much alive and active today in contemporary beliefs in UFOs and visits from extraterrestrials and in popular entertainment such as Star Trek and films such as the Road Warrior and the Terminatorseries A Popular and Top Award Winning Teacher Professor Vandiver is an outstanding teacher with a clear mastery of her subject writes Teaching Company customer Barbara Brumbaugh of Auburn Alabama She examines the subject in impressive depth yet keeps the lectures interesting and accessible to non specialists Professor Vandiver is the 1998 recipient of the American Philological Association's Excellence in Teaching Award the most prestigious teaching award given to American classicists She also teaches the related Teaching Company courses The Iliad of Homer The Odyssey of Homer and Virgil's Aene. I decided to listen to this set of lectures after reading Jo Walton s The Just City It had been sitting in my digital library for a couple of years for no reason other than I was waiting for the perfect time to delve into itIn the back of my mind I was thinking it would be a set of lectures along the lines of Bullfinch s Mythology While there were plenty of myths discussed the strength of this series is the historical context and intriguing analysis Elizabeth Vandiver put forth Moreover I was fascinated by her presentation She has a marvelous handle on the English language and is brilliant I found myself often surprised by the myths and in particular the curse of the House of Atreus I read the lecture notes that came along with the lectures and found them very helpful as I know relatively little about the classic world

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Classical Mythology Read Ú 109 From Athena to Zeus the characters and stories of classical mythology have been both unforgettable and profoundly influential They have inspired and shaped everything from great art and literature to our notions of sexuality and gender roles to the themes of popular films and TV shows Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus Apollo Demeter Persephone Hermes Dionysos and Aphrodite; the Greek Heroes Theseus and Heracles Hercules in the Roman version; and the most famous of all classical myths the Trojan WarHow Should We Study Mythology Professor Elizabeth Vandiver anchors her presentation in some basics What is a myth Which societies use myths What are some of the problems inherent in studying classical mythology She also discusses the most influential 19th and 20th century thinking about myth's nature and function including the psychological theories of Freud and Jung and the metaphysical approach of Joseph Campbell You consider the relationship between mythology and culture What are the implications of the myth of Demeter Persephone and Hades as recounted in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter for the Greek view of life and death marriage and gender roles What are the origins of classical mythology Professor Vandiver examines similarities between the Theogony and Mesopotamian creation myths and considers the possible influences that the prehistoric Greek cultures the Minoans and Mycenaeans may have had on classical mythology She also cautions you about the dangers of probing for distant origins For example there is little evidence as many today believe th. This woman deserves six stars She s a wonderful story teller and magnificently clear to understand

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Classical Mythology Read Ú 109 At a prehistoric mother goddess lies at the heart of mythology This notion may simply be wishful thinking a modern myth about ancient myth In addition Professor Vandiver explores the challenges we face in studying mythology which is rooted in oral tradition and pre literate society through the literary works that recount them How do we disentangle the original myth from its portrayal in Aeschylus's The Oresteia or Sophocles's Oedipus the King The renowned the author the difficult this task becomes From the Truth of the Minotaur to Ovid's Impact on Shakespeare Professor Vandiver's approach makes classical mythology fresh absorbing and often surprising The many such topics you will consider include The fact that most scholars see significant flaws in the work of Joseph Campbell one of the best known and most popular theorists of myth They believe he makes a variety of assumptions that myth has a spiritual meaning or that certain narrative elements are the same in all cultures that he fails to support or that are highly uestionable The differences between the classical notion of the gods and our concepts of what gods or God should be The ancient gods did not create the universe or earth were not omniscient or omnipotent were not consistently good and did not even care much about humanity The absence of a well defined belief in the afterlife in Greek mythology and religion In general it was the opposite of what we believe both less important and less pleasant than this life The small kernel of truth as represented in the bull leaping fresco of Knossos that may lie at the heart of the myth of the Minotaur the half man half bull like monster Chronological inconsistencies in mythology For example in the story of Theseus characters interact who in other stories did not even. Vandiver clearly loves and knows her topic She is great fun to listen to Nicely done and very infromative even for someone very familiar with the Greek and Roman myths


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology Read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Elizabeth Vandiver Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary This is an invaluable resource for understanding classical mythology not coincidentally the course’s name I confess to undervaluingunderestimating the impact of mythology on national self identity and society Within its culture of origin myths are not viewed as ‘myths’ but truth stories as tradition defining limits providing explanation andor overlapping with religion In previous eras ‘story’ as such did not

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    Read & download Classical Mythology EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology Read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Elizabeth Vandiver Humans are naked apes that came from the brink of extinction and without fangs claws and fur somehow found a way to the top of the food chain and are now successful as a species to the extent that we may kill everything else and ourselves along with that There are several commonly held ideas about precisely which traits conferred

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    Read & download Classical Mythology EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary Vandiver clearly loves and knows her topic She is great fun to listen to Nicely done and very infromative even for someone very familiar with the Greek and Roman myths

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    Read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Elizabeth Vandiver Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary Read & download Classical Mythology Myths are never myths to those who believe The stories we tell ourselves in order to encode our hopes aspirations and fears are one way we shape our understanding Hegel used concepts St Thomas Auinas saw our understanding through actions the ‘to be’ and the pre Socratic myths and the post ‘Being and Time’ Heidegger focused on our ex

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    Read & download Classical Mythology Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology I loooooved listening to this lecture series on audiobook Vandiver gives a fantastic introduction to classical mythology mainly Greek but some Roman too examining what it meant to its contemporaries and how it has affected history and even our culture today Each lecture is engaging entertaining and informative an

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology Another great pick from the Great Courses catalog Lots of review of stories I'm familiar with but with a lot of great context and insight While I'm definitely a fan of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung and Professor

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    Read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Elizabeth Vandiver Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary Read & download Classical Mythology I love this 24 lecture series about Greek and Roman mythology What is most helpful to me is the overview of what the actu

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    Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary Read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Elizabeth Vandiver EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology I decided to listen to this set of lectures after reading Jo Walton's The Just City It had been sitting in my digital library for a couple of years for no reason other than I was waiting for the perfect time to delve into itIn the back of my mind I was thinking it would be a set of lectures along the lines of Bullfinch's Mythology While there were plenty of myths discussed the strength of this series is the historical context and intriguing

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    Read µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Elizabeth Vandiver EBOOK DOWNLOAD Classical Mythology Elizabeth Vandiver ↠ 9 Summary Amazing lecture series Very concise chapters extremely clear and gives context whenever something out of the cultural consciousness is brought up The only thing I worry about is it the lecture series is also clearly significantly outdated She drops some cultural touchstones like Disney’s Hercules and the Titanic movie for instance So I wond

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  • Audio CD
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  • Classical Mythology
  • Elizabeth Vandiver
  • English
  • 11 January 2018
  • 9781565852921