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GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Trojan War

Lecture 1 - Brief overview of course January 11th 2019 Important dates: 1200 BCE - Trojan war - Loss of literacy 750 BCE (Hesiod) - Regain writing - Alphabet was the same as Lebanon - As they recorded the stories (myths) i...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
Amber Porter
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Onchocerciasis, Conifer Cone, Thyrsus

The Twice-Born God Fill in the blank family tree questions on midterm "I am loud-crying Dionysus, whom my mother, Semele, daughter of Cadmus, bore after uniting in love with Zeus" (this would be a good family tree quest...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Homeric Hymns, Curved Bow, Cynthus

Apollo God of Light September 27, 2018 1:55 PM Light in the sense of rationality, harmony Delian, Pythian Mediates between humans and fellow gods o At Delphi you go to ask a question and yo...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Pelias, Tragic Hero, Aegeus

Quotes November 8, 2018 2:08 PM Does Medea count as a tragic hero? Jason came to Corinth with Medea and then betrothed himself to Glauke. Came from Colcus (Medea) to his homeland, and then went to Corinth and betroths the ...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture 12: Theban Saga

Cadmus Family Tree October 16, 2018 2:00 PM The Sphinx in Thebes October 16, 2018 2:17 PM

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Laius, Sophocles, Tiresias

Assigned Readings - Read Oedipus the King October 18, 2018 1:56 PM Important quotes He slew his father and married [his mother] He is sometimes called Swollen-Ankles (Oedipodes) because when he was a baby his ankles were ...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Typhon, Irredeemable, Hekatonkheires

Zeus Rise to Power September 18, 2018 2:21 PM Literature of the ancient Near East has many parallels to Hesiods accountOne of the most striking is the archetypal motif known as the Succession Myth Castration of Uranus Cron...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Eileithyia, Alcmene, Moirai

The Major Olympians September 20, 2018 1:55 PM First Generation ( Kronos Rhea) Zeus, Poseidon, (Hades), Hera, Demeter, (Hestia) Second Generation Aphrodite, Athena, (Persephone), Apollo, Artemis, (Hebe), Ares, (Eileithyia...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Inanna, Radiance, Aphrodite Pandemos

Aphrodite Times Two September 25, 2018 1:56 PM "Are there not two Aphrodites?" - Plato, Symposium How is it that she counts as an Olympian when there are so many conflicting stories? What is Eros? The reason that...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
James Hume
GRST 205 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Magna Graecia, Roman Kingdom, Hoplite
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Roman Myths: from Kings to Republic Early Italy 900 BC: beginning of Italian Iron Age o Didnt produce large state-level orgs like Minoans etc in Greek world o Settlements in bronze age remain small, largely based on agricu...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 205
Lindsay Driediger-Murphy
GRST 205 Lecture 16: Fear of the Enemy: The Punic Wars
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Fear of the Enemy The Punic Wars (3rd-2nd c. BC) Conflict between 2 major cities, Rome Carthage, their allies Major sources: o Polybius: Greek, 2nd c. BC Eyewitness to 3rd Punic War o Livy: Roman, late 1st c. BC BIASED b...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 205
Lindsay Driediger-Murphy
GRST 209 Lecture 5: I.8

GRST I.8 Notes: Athena: Virgin Warrior and Worker Her Fathers Daughter o I begin to sing about Pallas Athena, renowned goddess Athena with Zeus snaky aegis She is Zeus pride and joy as she is a virgin will never have someo...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
George Powell
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Eileithyia, Cronus, Oceanid

GRST I.5 Notes: Zeus Family: o The major Olympians: First Generation (Offspring of Kronos and Rhea) Zeus Poseidon ...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
George Powell
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Omphalos, Typhon, Near East

GRST I.4 Notes: Zeus Triumphant: o After a struggle, a battle takes place in which he wins his place at the head of Mount Olympus. o Typhoeus = monster Zeus must beat in order to ga...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
George Powell
GRST 209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Theogony, Crius, Cronus

GRST I.3 notes: From Chaos to Cosmos o Hesiods genealogy of the gods o Conflict and correlation of generations between younger and older gods in order to allow the universe to proceed to the next level Man is the pinnacle ...

Greek and Roman Studies
GRST 209
George Powell

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