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Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLAA06H3
Professor
Vichi Ciocani
Semester
Winter

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Myth and history - Myths is what the Greeks believed to be as gods - The labyrinth myth is associated with the Minoan civilization - First Greek words written about 1200 years ago before Christ (BC) - Myth is always described as giving pleasure to the reader - Roman and Greek myths are similar Greek history: - Early/Middle Bronze age  3000-1600 BC - Mycenaean age  1600-1150 BC - Dark age  1150-800 BC - Archaic age  800-480 BC - Classical period  480-323 BC - Hellenistic period  323-30 BC - Roman period  30 BC-476 AD - Byzantine period  476-1453 AD Myth and religion relationships: - Myth is a form of coping with death - Their way of science - Polytheism  believed in numerous gods and goddesses - Set of behaviours that showed belief in religion o Cult o Sacrifice o Festivals - Many aetiological (aetia = cause) myth o Ex. Aphrodite means “foam”  Foam = genital  shows what the name means and explains her character (go
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