The ancient myths: More than (crazy) fiction

Jeff Maki
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 2015-01-30 12:00 - 13:00
Henn 208 (the Outreach Lab)
Local Contact: 
Vanessa Wiggermann
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Are the myths of old purely fiction or do they have some element of truth?

Just like modern day media, myths do not have to be pure fiction. They can tell us important information about the culture and history of a society.

The question then is how to discern the elements of truth from those of fiction. In this talk, we examine some classic myths from ancient Greece in order to see how they paint a picture of Greece, the Minoans, and Troy.

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