It’s Greek to Me: An Overview of Greek Mythology

Instructor:  Nancy Perkins

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Class Limit 30
  • Reading Optional
  • Class closed

It’s Greek to Me will present an overview of Greek Mythology and the stories explaining the creation of the world and the lives of the gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines. Beginning with the birth of the world from chaos, Greek myths include passionate love stories, adventure stories, superhuman tales, fairy tales, magical stories, tales of gods and monsters, beasts, and stories of witchcraft and sorcery. We will explore these fascinating myths and legends that have inspired the artists, writers, and composers from the Renaissance through the present day of Western culture.

Class limit 30

Optional reading but well worth the cost: Edith Hamilton’s Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. Available on Amazon for $8.00.

Nancy Perkins: I was drawn to the incredible stories of both the Greek and Roman gods from a relatively early age. A copy of Edith Hamilton’s Mythology was second only to the lively mysteries of Nancy Drew and later Agatha Christie as my leisure time reading. In college both my major in English Literature and a minor in Art History contained a heavy dose of Greek Mythology, and I found my youthful passion to be extremely useful. Today I find these stories of gods and goddesses as intriguing as ever. The influence of mythology has been an important factor in my lifelong love of art and literature. I look forward to my second teaching experience at Senior College.