ANT1104 - Ancient Religion and Mythology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

This course is an introduction to Greco-Roman religion and mythology, adressed through the study of translated primary sources and put in a perspective by the help of secondary literature.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has passed the exam is expected to have the following knowledge and skills:


  • Basic knowledge of the classical Greek and Roman religion and mythology, of their role in society and their importance in European political and cultural history.
  • Some understanding of language (Greek and Latin) and to know terminology from the field of classical study


  • Can account for the most important religious beliefs in antiquity
  • Can account for the most important forms of religious practice in antiquity
  • Can account for the most important features of Greek and Roman mythology
  • See connections in the European cultural history

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.

Four mandatory learning activities (group presentations or individual essays).

At the end of the term a six hours written exam with assignments related to the syllabus is conducted.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obl. 5 - mandatory attendance
  • Obl. 2 - mandatory attendance
  • Obl. 3 - mandatory attendance
  • Obl. 4 - mandatory attendance

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Primary sources in translation, secondary literature.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFANT111 5.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Classical Civilization
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Comparative Religion
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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