Spring 2020
Michael A. Flower
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This course explores the relationship between the spatial and physical dimension of religious practices and the literary depiction of those practices, drawing on archaeological, material, and literary evidence. We address two pressing questions in the study of Greek religion: what are the boundaries between literary religion and lived religion? And, what is the relation between "real" and "imagined" places and objects? We begin with current theoretical approaches and then turn to case studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. A spring break trip to Greece and a substantial oral presentation are required.