Classics - Heracles the Hero

University College Dublin


Course Name Classics - Heracles the Hero
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code GRC20230
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
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Course Fee Fees 2019-20

Audit €350 per module (interest only).
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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:
There is no required prior learning for this module, but students will find a general knowledge of Greek and Roman history and culture useful.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
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Course Content

Expand+Spring 2020: Semester 2

GRC20230 Heracles the Hero
Academic Year 2019/2020

The Greek hero Heracles (or Hercules, as the Romans called him) was one of the oldest and most powerful semi-divine figures in ancient myth. This module explores how hi...

Subjects Taught Indicative Module Content:
Topics include:
The twelve canonical labours (selected ancient sources)
Minor exploits (selected ancient sources)
Heracles on Greek vases
Heracles in history
Heracles in poetry and ancient drama
Heracles at Rome
Heracles, hero or god?
Heracles in Renaissance frescoes
This list is indicative and subject to change.
Number of Credits 5
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