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Learning Objectives

  1. Define the basic parameters of the Greek anthropomorphic conception of the gods and its relationship to Greek humanism.

  2. Learn the interrelationship between myth, religion, and history presented in the History of Herodotus:
    1. The story of Croesus
    2. The story of Gyges, Arion, and Polycrates

  3. Study the relationship between religion and myth.

  4. Identify the important elements and practices of Greek religion and ritual.

  5. Learn the importance and procedure of the sacrifice.

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