Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World

RELS 0750 S01 [CRN: 24015]

This course focuses on the evolution of beliefs and rituals related to death in and around the Mediterranean, including Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we combine methodologies from Anthropology, Classics, and Religious Studies. Topics include myths of the afterlife; books of the dead, magic, and death rituals; divinization, heaven, hell, and Last Judgment, and the impact of Christianization on Roman understandings of death.
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
4:00 pm - 6:20 pm Tue - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
16 (May 7, 2014 2:00pm)