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CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Augeas, Lernaean Hydra, Lerna
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Herakles Thursday, October 19, 20172:28 PM HerculesHerakles The Greek hero What makes a hero? Bravery Good deeds Selflessness Risking their own life for the lives of others Aristocratic mortal males from the distant past G...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture 14: Theseus
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Theseus October 24, 2017 2:25 PM Finishing Herakles and Starting Theseus Herakles The twelve labours, in service to his cousin Eurystheus, King of Mycenae; this was to repent for killing his family See last lecture His tra...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture 19: Rome and Aeneas
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Rome and Aeneas November 23, 2017 2:24 PM Rome and Aeneas The Roman World The step after Greek culture, most of Roman myth comes from Greek myth There are a lot of similarities between Rome and Greece but also a lot of dif...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Mr. Tumnus, Homeric Hymns, Odysseus
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Apollo, Hermes, Hephaestus October 3, 2017 2:33 PM Apollo Delphi he was born on the Island of Delos, and he came to Delphi on his own afterwards Tripod and bow are both some of his symbols when shown in art Leaves around h...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Sarpedon, Homeric Hymns, Fatt Father
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The Iliad November 9, 2017 2:33 PM Homers Iliad Achilles is from Thea Asia minor for allies GreekAcheansall from across the main land Book 1 Quarrel among the godspeople Book 6 Sympathetic view of the Trojans Book 9 Agamem...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Wilusa, Atreus, Calchas
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The Trojan War November 7, 2017 2:29 PM The Trojan War Nine years long Tenth year: quarrel between Agamemnon and Oral Composition Composition of Dactylic hexameter Formulas readymade building block for re composition durin...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hieros Gamos, Homeric Hymns, Cyclops
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The Olympians Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:12 AM Zeus and Justice: Hubris and Xenia Sisyphus Mythical founder of Corinth (city state) Thought himself more clever than Zeus and other gods (Hubris) Zeus condemns to carry ...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Laestrygonians, Cyclops, Cicones
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The Odyssey November 16, 2017 2:34 PM The Odyssey Odysseus in the Trojan War Recruitment of Achilles Embassy to Achilles (Iliad book 90) Raid with Diomedes (Iliad book 10) Armor of Achilles > Suicide of Ajax Trojan Horse C...

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CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Mount Sipylus, Cult Of Artemis At Brauron, Black Sheep
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Ares, Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena October 10, 2017 2:16 PM Ares, Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena Ares: God of War and BloodLust Even the other gods remark about how frightening and warlike he is Warlike is one of his epithets Ho...

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CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Panathenaic Games, Skyros, Menestheus
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Minotaur October 26, 2017 2:38 PM Other themes in the myth of the minotaur Civilization vs. nature (monster slayer) Pay honor to the gods (Poseidons bull) Sexual norms (Pasiphaes lust) Gender relations (Theseus ditches Ari...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Aeschylus, Pithos, Theogony
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Pandora, Prometheus Mortals September 26, 2017 11:39 AM Hesiod lines show that the gods wanted Zeus to be king Prometheus Fought along the Olympians Problematic with Zeus (he may have related to humans) Name meaning forel...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Terpsichore, Theogony, Boeotia
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Hesiod September 14, 2017 3:20 PM 750650 BC Ascra in Boeotia (near Thebes) but born in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) Aiodos, more of a singer than a poem, sounds more like a chant or a song than a poem Theogony Works and days...

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CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Haruspex, Tyrant
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Prometheus Bound September 26, 2017 2:31 PM Themes of Prometheus Bound Zeus was an unexperienced king, didnt really know what he was doing Says Zeus is being cruel and unkind Proper relationship between mortals (and Promet...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Headache, Harpy, Clotho
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Hesiod: The Myths of Creation September 19, 2017 2:27 PM Hesiods Creation Myth Chaos= chasm Ge or Gaia= earth Tartaros= beneath the earth Eros = love, fertility creating life where there was none before Nyx = night Erebos ...

Classics
CLAS 2201
Jason Farr
CLAS 2201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Cup-Bearer, Homeric Hymns, Gorgon
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Zeus: King of the Gods September 26, 2017 3:29 PM Zeus might be a jerk, he is an older, wiser jerk He doesnt act as irrationally as Prometheus describes him Homeric Hymns poems of praise for the gods Mostly written in 7th...

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CLAS 2201
Jason Farr

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