4. A Million And One Gods; Making Sense Of Greek Mythology: Four Reflections – Jack Peradotto

$15.00

Description

The major reservation most people have about Greek myth is its relationship to a polytheistic religion, something conceptually repugnant to a society for millennia deeply imbued with monotheism. This course is a series of five units designed to help make sense out of the subject. The course will examine:
  • differences between Greek polytheism and Abrahamic monotheism as well as the persistence of polytheistic elements in the latter. 
  • the part Greek myth played in the origins of misogyny. 
  • the gods Apollo, Dionysus and Hermes as powerful symbols in the Greek attempt to find a mean between repression and mania in the individual and society. 
  • fate and accident in what is perhaps the most well-known of Greek myths, the story of Oedipus. 
These presentations make heavy use of the visual arts from antiquity to the present. 

Instructions:  The course is a self-directed, non-Zoom program. Participants will be required to access the program via the internet. You will receive instructions to access the course in September. Registered participants will receive a follow up email from Jack Peradotto with instructions. You will receive instructions to access the course in September.