CLAS 520D (01) - Classical Society, Politics and Ethics: Greek and Roman Religion

Greek & Roman Religion

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Classics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54948
This course traces the historical development of ancient Greek and Roman religion from its antecedents in Near Eastern, Minoan, and Mycenaean culture to the rise of Christianity in Rome's early imperial period. This course also introduces students to the methods and materials of historians of religion. Topics covered in this course include: changing conceptions of divinity, animal sacrifice, sanctuaries, festivals, death and the afterlife, divination, magic, and mystery cults.
Equivalent(s): CLAS 520
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm MURK 202


1.) Greek and Roman Religions (Blackwell Ancient Religions), By: Rebecca I. Denova, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2019; ISBN-13: 978-1118542958 (paperback OR eTextbook) 2.) Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook, By: Daniel Ogden, Oxford UP, 2nd ed., 2009; ISBN-13: 978-0195385205