Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

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Classics 262/362. The Ancient Landscape: From Mythology to Ecology

The land outside the walls of the city: how it was used and abused, praised and feared, personified in myth and religion. Topics will include agriculture and ancient farming manuals, deforestation, the cult of streams and fountains, the divinities of the wild, the Eleusinian mysteries and the literature that idealizes the country life.