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Greek Heroes Courses

Learn about Greek heroes and their epic stories. Take online courses about Greek heroes on edX today!

What are greek heroes?

Greek mythology lives on long after ancient Greek civilization passed. The stories of heroes, both mortal and immortal, have inspired countless other tales in the ancient and modern world. Studying greek heroes provides us with a glimpse into the lives of ancient Greece and humanity as well.

The stories aren't just about greek gods, though the stories of Apollo, Artemis, Zeus, and others are exciting by themselves. The human heroes, demigods, and monsters provide lessons and engaging ways to explore what it means to be human.

Although Roman gods and stories soon overran the Greeks, the tales of Greek heroes are still legendary. We imagine the maze with the minotaur. We mourn the slaying of Achilles. We still tremble before the Gorgon Medusa and the Cyclops. These stories follow us, and edX can provide a path for digging deeper into them.

Learn about Greek heroes

The edX platform offers the opportunity to study for career or personal development. Courses are developed in conjunction with leading institutions in the education field. Students study with a global cohort of students and can explore much of the coursework for free.

Students may also choose official credit for a fee, and complete single courses, certifications, and even degrees. Class happens completely online, and much of the work can be finished on the student's schedule.

Greek Heroes Courses

HarvardX offers The Ancient Greek Hero, a course that introduces Greek stories. Learners will study the Iliad and the Odyssey, Odysseus and the Trojan War, Aeschylus and Euripedes, and all the stories of Athens. 

Students can also participate in Colgate University's Greeks at War. It offers a deeper look at the events taking place between Athens and Troy from a historical perspective and a poetic perspective. Homer's Iliad outlines the ideals of war from a Greek perspective. 

There are also history courses available for those seeking insight into the real histories and philosophies of Greece. Many of the greek myths and stories of Olympian Gods come from the history of Greece.

The legacy of Greek Heroes

From Hera, Apollo, and Athena at Mount Olympus to Hades in the underworld or Poseidon in the sea -- and everything in between -- greek mythology captures our imagination. By studying the actions of Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts, Heracles, and the founder of Athens, Theseus, we can explore what it means to be heroes in the ancient world and now.