NEAREAST 239 - Mythology of the Ancient Near East
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

After establishing a theoretical framework for the interpretation of mythological narratives and reviewing the various cultures of the ancient Near East, we will read in translation and discuss the most important myths and epics of Sumer, Babylonia, Egypt, Anatolia, Canaan, Israel, and Hellenism in the east.

Course Requirements:

Midterm and final examinations; short (10 page) term paper

Intended Audience:

General undergraduate audience

Class Format:

Two 90-minute weekly meetings

NEAREAST 239 - Mythology of the Ancient Near East
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780192803467
Egyptian myth, Author: Geraldine Pinch., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0788504886
Hittite myths, Author: by Harry A. Hoffner. Ed. by Gary M. Beckman., Publisher: Scholars Press 2nd ed. 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0192803476
Myth, Author: Robert Segal., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 4. [pr.] 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0199538360
Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others, Author: edited and translated with introduction and notes by Stephanie Dalley., Publisher: Oxford University Press Revised ed 2008
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0300072783
The harps that once : Sumerian poetry in translation., Author: [translated and edited by] Thorkild Jacobsen., Publisher: Yale University Press 1997
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0300099207
The literature of ancient Egypt : an anthology of stories, instructions, stelae, autobiographies, and poetry, Author: edited and with an introduction by William Kelly Simpson., Publisher: Yale University Press 3rd ed., r 2003
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