Academic Catalog

HIST304 MYTHS BELIEFS AND THOUGHTS FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD

Course Code: 2400304
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Intersecting Mythology and History, this course highlights the crucial role of the myths as one of the basic tools in the study of antiquity, revealing eternal truths about the nature of man, relationships between man and man, man and society, and man and divinities. The course attempts to illuminate the religious beliefs, moral values, social customs and early rational thoughts peculiar to the archaic world with special emphasis on Greek mythology. This will be related through a cognitive, analytical and comparative approach under the light of the ancient literary sources.