TO WHAT EXTENT DO GENDER NORMS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY REFLECT THE SOCIAL-CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF ANCIENT GREECE?

Authors

  • Jinha Yu Research Scholars Program, Harvard Student Agencies, In collaboration with Learn with Leaders

Keywords:

Ancient, Greek, mythology, culture, values

Abstract

Ancient Greek mythology, the most well-known branch of classical mythology, has been the subject of interest to many scholars, philosophers, and even readers and students to this day. This paper attempts to extract key concepts from the myths and compare it to the ancient Greek civilization, and how components of Greek’s ancient culture and values can be seen reflected in the series of folklore. Upon observation and research, Greek mythology is a myriad of ancient Greek social subjects including the role and portrayal of women and the presence of homosexuality. Discovering how the tales of Greek myths reflect the ancient Greek culture helps understand the basis of the civilization that has contributed extensively to the modern world and how different cultures develop values and uphold their own unique set of morals and principles.

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Published

15-05-2023

How to Cite

Jinha Yu. (2023). TO WHAT EXTENT DO GENDER NORMS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY REFLECT THE SOCIAL-CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF ANCIENT GREECE?. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(5). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2710