HDS 3815

Emerging Topics in Greek Religion

Kimberley C. Patton


Offers an intensive survey of important work on "new" topics in ancient Greek religion: e.g., magic; talismanic and apotropaic beliefs and practices; miasma and catharsis; the use of curse tablets and binding spells; lamentation; the semiotic and narrative values of cloth, tapestry, and other women's handwork; the multifaceted role of sacred images in cult and society; social aspects of sanctuaries; dreams; dance; time; the popular construction of evil.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1305


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 116

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None