Heroes and Monsters (handout)

03.27.2013 - By Classical Mythology

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In Greek myth heroes do not always fight for the greater good – instead many strive for personal glory and some are downright anti-social. This lecture discusses the patterns of heroic behaviour found in myths by looking at heroes such as Herakles, Odysseus and Jason. It demonstrates what they have in common and how they act as individuals, and concludes with an examination of the monsters pitted against them.

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