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Department
Classics
Course
CLAS 203
Professor
Margaret Palczynski
Semester
Fall

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CLAS203 Lecture 22 Notes Athens:  Preeminent in Classical Period  Legendary history confused th th  Additions made to myths in 6 and 5 c. BC as Athenian power grew  Athenian claims about their origins o Autochthonous (means aboriginal, indigenous) o Descended from Athene o Descended from Cecrops, a mortal king  Golden age  Taught Athenians many things  Daedalus and Icarus are Athenians (the mist of Crete) Other Mythical Kings of Athens:  Erichthonius: autochthonous  Pandion (1): Philomela, Procne, Tereus, Itys  Erechtheus o War with Eleusis o Son Cecrops (2)  Pandion (2): King of Megara o Creusa o Aegeus, Pallas regain kingship of Athens  Aegeus  Sole king of Athe
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