Religion in Antiquity

2019-2020
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Doel vak

By attending the lectures and studying the mandatory literature students
will: 1) become acquainted with the main points and issues of religion
in Ancient Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman world; 2) acquire a basic
knowledge of the deities, religious life, rituals, and customs in said
regions; 3) become acquainted with various theoretical approaches
towards religion; 4) learn the often implicit theoretical assumptions in
the scholarly literature, and 5) gain insight into the coherence between
religious changes and other developments in the studied societies.

Inhoud vak

This course deals with the main points and issues of religion in Ancient
Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman world. The lectures give an overview of
the deities, religious life, rituals, and customs in each of these
regions. In discussing the various theoretical approaches towards
religion, students will learn the - often implicit - theoretical
assumptions in the scholarly literature, and gain insight into the
coherence between religious changes and societal developments.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and seminars.

Toetsvorm

Written exam.

Literatuur

The mandatory literature will be announced on CANVAS..

Doelgroep

Second year students Oudheidwetenschappen.
The course is open as an elective for students from all disciplines.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

A basic knowledge of the history of the Ancient World and its cultures
will greatly aid.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_AABAOHW204
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. A. Prent
Examinator dr. A. Prent
Docenten dr. A. Prent
dr. A.M.J. Derks

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