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Greek Heroes and Heroines: From Achilles to Zorba - AHMG101

This unit studies Greek heroes and heroines from antiquity to the present day. It examines the concept of heroism from its ancient genesis in Greek mythology to the creation of modern literary and cultural heroes. The unit analyses the hero in ancient epic, Classical Greek drama, art and religion, then investigates changing perceptions of heroism in Hellenistic and Byzantine times, including the Christian re-evaluation of heroism, before proceeding to identify and interpret modern ideas of heroism.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

Staff Contact(s): Dr Meaghan McEvoy



Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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