OLLI - The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth & Story

OLLI - The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth & Story

05/05/2017 - 1:30pm

The Gods are Us: Classical Greek Myth and Story

Our Ancestors write the myths and stories that shape how we see the world.  In the European tradition, most of the allegories for our our minds and hearts were given to us by the Greeks.  Let us remember the myths of Zeus, Athena, Aphrodite, Aplollo, Hades Demeter, the tales of Homer and Ovid.  We will consider the uses of myth in art, and follow it into the dark burrows of our subconscious.  Monsters, stupid gods, ravishing women, ravished men, lustful rivers, and impossibilities that could not be more true.

Instructor: Douglas Kenning, PhD

Fridays, March 31-May 12, 2017 (no class April 28)

OLLI is an academic program of Dominican founded in 2004 and supported by a generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the generosity of the university, and member donations and tuition. The program offers four, six and eight-week, challenging, non-credit liberal arts courses for adults over 50 as well as workshops and clubs.