Issues in ancient Mediterranean Religions

lglor2911  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Issues in ancient Mediterranean Religions
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Language
French
Prerequisites
Bachelor from the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters or The Faculty of Theology.
Main themes
A scientific approach to specific questions on the religions of the ancient Mediterranean basin.
The course deals with a series of themes concerning the various Mediterranean civilisations, with a view to the points of convergence or influence. It will examine the religions of Syria-Levant, Anatolia, Egypt and Etruria, and their relations with Greek and Latin religions.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will be familiar with a rigorous scientific approach to the textual and iconographic sources at the base of our knowledge.
 
Content
This multi-disciplinary course is made up of parts given by different lecturers. According to the years, the themes dealt with can be:
  • the religions of Anatolia and  Syria-Levant and their relations with Greek and/or Egyptian world.
  • the Amarnian religion in the context of the reign of Akhenaton in parallel with the monotheist religion of Moses;
  • Etruscan religion and its links with the Greco-Roman world;
  • the question of the Cretan and Egyptian labyrinths, on the basis of texts (notably the myth of Theseus) and ancient iconography;
  • issues on Roman religion (the Great Mother of the Gods).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course is given by means of a Power-point, copiously illustrated, which includes both texts and images. It is intended to inspire a broader reflection in the student.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral exam, on the basis of a pre-prepared written text.
Online resources
The student will find the Power-point and course material on the Moodle server.
Bibliography
Elle sera fournie au cours selon les thèmes effectivement choisis.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General