Date of Graduation

Fall 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Major

English

Research Sponsor

Heather Pollock

First Reader

Dr. Heather Braun

Second Reader

Dr. Alan Ambrisco

Abstract

The following text explores the connections between the mythology of ancient Greece and the society from which it arose. Women are often at the heart of classical myth despite being oppressed members of society. Understanding the role of women in mythology provides insight into women's treatment in ancient Greece. It follows the lasting influence of ancient Greece and its mythology through to the Romantic Period. Understanding how poets used myth, provides understanding into the culture's beliefs about women.

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