It is the expectation and hope of the Instructor that the student will have read all (or at least some) of the items listed under each class meeting before that class actually meets. This will mean that the student will have a sense of what the basic outline of the myth or mythological character is, will have read some at least of the ancient sources about that character (This is, after all, a course in a language and literature department, and the literature in itself interests your Instructor, at least), and will perhaps have problems or questions that can be addressed efficiently. The Instructor welcomes questions at any time: better to say you aren't following some thing and get a clarification, than to have the course move on into deepening perplexity. The readings also form the basis for the quizzes and exams. The quizzes basically test whether you have read and discovered the major facts in a chapter or topic; the midterm and final test whether you can organize and compare on a larger scale so that you can see the significance of sets of myths and themes.
-Powell, Chapter 1, pp. 1-13;
and (Xenophanes) pp. 134; 629-631; (Euhemerus) pp. 633-634.
pp. 329-335 (Danae); p. 165-166 (Daphne).
-Powell, Ch. 3: pp. 47-56 and Ch. 4: pp. 95-99; pp. 59-62 (Hesiod); Ch. 4: pp. 72-84.
-Powell, Ch. 4: pp. 84-94.
-Powell, Ch. 5: pp. 106-112 (Prometheus).
-Powell, Ch. 4, pp. 112-129; Ch. 5:, pp. 136-144 (Zeus and his children).
THE SEA: POSEIDON
-Powell, pp. 152-154; 332-343 (Medusa)
-Powell, pp. 331-364; Chapter 15, pp. 383-416 (Theseus, Ariadne,
-Texts in Course Materials and Handouts "Aphrodite & Inanna" -Powell, pp. 193-207; pp. 430-435 (Gilgamesh); 152-162; 221-223 (Adonis)