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Department
Classics
Course
CLAS 1100X
Professor
Emily Varto
Semester
Fall

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November 25, 2011 Mythology Tutorial ­ Why is Elvis on the cover? o Because of how women went crazy over Elvis and Dionysus o Both depicted as “rock stars” ­ Bad cover because does not show the moderate side of Dionysus Dionysus ­ Wild  ▯civilized ­ Kindest  ▯most terrible ­ Man ▯ God ­ Greek  ▯foreign (Born in Greece then grew up in Asia) ­ New  ▯old ­ Male  ▯Female (challenges masculinity by being flamboyant) ­ God of opposites and tragedy/comedy ­ Drunk  ▯hungover Pentheus ­ Devoted to explaining and keeping things proper  ­ Opposed to irrationality ­ Sees double = sees both sides of Dionysus o Does not know how to sympathize (?) o Line 1264 supports this  ▯Agave sees a second son ­ Disapproves of the cross dressing but wants to see the spectacle Tiresias ­ Appears in a number of Greek tragedies (especially ones that take place in  Thebes) ­ Blind ­ Saw two snakes mating and stepped over them and turned into a woman for seven  years  ▯saw snakes mating and stepped over them and turned back into man ­ Zeus and Hera argued about who got more pleasure from sex men or women  ▯ Asked Ti
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