When: Fridays Nov 3 – Dec 15, 1:00-3:00pm No class November 24
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $165.00 for 6 session(s)
Instructor: Bella Vivante Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Arizona, especially enjoys teaching adult education courses for the high level of interest and experience participants bring to the classroom.
Family relationships are basic to people’s interactions. Our cultural stories both reflect and shape the nature of these relationships. This class will look at distinctive family relationships and the Greek and biblical myths that shape these relationships in our own time. We will also consider the meanings the mythological tales impart to our conception of these relationships.
Week 1: Husband-wife
Zeus-Hera/Jupiter-Juno; Gaia (Earth)-Ouranos (Sky)
Week 2: Father-son
Zeus-Apollo; Zeus-Hermes; Abraham-Isaac
Week 3: Father-daughter
Week 4: Mother-daughter/son
Demeter-Persephone; Naomi-Ruth [Aunt-niece]; Hera-sons
Week 5: Brother-brother
Cain-Abel; Jacob-Esau; Damon-Pythias
Week 6: Sister-sister