New Course on Ancient Greek and Roman Folklore (FLKU.04.113) by Camilla Asplund Ingemark and Dominic Ingemark in September 2013
A new course "Ancient Greek and Roman Folklore" (FLKU.04.113; 3 ECTC) to be held by Camilla Asplund Ingemark (Åbo Akademi University, Finland) and Dominic Ingemark (Lund University & Gothenburg University, Sweden) at the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore on 9th – 23th September, 2013. The course consists of seven lectures and additional readings. The course can be taken as an optional course by PhD, MA and BA students.
The course provides an introduction to Ancient Greek and Roman folklore, with a primary emphasis on folk narrative, and a secondary one on folk belief and Ancient world views. The narratives preserved in Greek and Latin literature give us an insight into the social norms of Ancient societies, and the views on marriage, sexuality and reproduction, in short: family values. Other narratives highlight beliefs surrounding death and burial, or constitute wondrous stories of distant lands and peoples, stories that above all show how Greeks and Romans perceived themselves.
Information: Liilia Laaneman, 737 5304, liilia.laaneman [ät] ut.ee