Myths are humanity's longest-lasting and most powerful stories. They shape our understanding of transitions and crises, and explore the boundaries between right and wrong, life and death, and the natural and the supernatural. They can also be playful, exuberant, and highly entertaining. This course introduces students to the myths of Greece and Rome, with comparative material drawn from the Hebrew Bible and other ancient texts. Throughout the course we will also think about the role of mythology today, and the way we use stories to come to terms with ourselves and our world.