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Gender: Myth and Mystery I

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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A monthly event at 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, repeating until December 7, 2021

What is a man? What is a woman? These questions, so vexed today, are hardly new. We will consider the surprising perspectives to be gained from the exploration of ancient Greek mythology and literature.  Our conversations of literature and myth will be leisurely, not intense.  In this course, therefore, we will not engage present-day political or social issues directly. Instead, with minds as open as possible, we will seek to deepen our appreciation of gender and its mysteries by way of ancient myths and literature. The Fall class will focus on early accounts of Greek mythology: Hesiod’s Theogony, Homer’s epics and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. A Spring semester course focusing on later writings will follow

Place: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture (Covid-willing, or online, as necessary)

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Meetings:  6:30-8:30 PM, First Tuesday of the month, September 7, 2021 – December 7, 2021

Dates: Sep 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2; Dec. 7; 

Tuition: $200 for the Fall series ($150 for members; FREE for members who are full-time teachers)


  • The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles; Hesiod; Lattimore, trans.; U. of Michigan Press; ISBN: 0472081616
  • The Iliad of Homer; Lattimore, trans.; U of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226470490
  • The Odyssey of Homer; Lattimore, trans.; Harper; ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780061244186
  • Homeric Hymn to Demeter; Nagy, trans. Available free online:
  • https://chs.harvard.edu/primary-source/homeric-hymn-to-demeter-sb/



October 5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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