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Lecture 9

Lecture 9 - The Myth of Oedipus and the Myths of Jason

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Classical Studies
Vichi Ciocani

Lecture 9The Myth of Oedipus and the Myths of Jason Wednesday March 14 2012 220 PM Reading Powell 475539 SelfEvaluation Questions 1 What does autochtonous mean 2 What did the daughters of Cecrops see in the basket they received from Athena 3 What did Procris receive from Minos 4 Who cured Aegeus sterility Oedipous and the Myths of ThebesThebes in Boeotia north west of AtticaTwo foundation stories for Thebes 1 Cadmus and the dragon 2 Amphion and Zethus Cadmus and the DragonPhoenician king Agenor asks his sons Cilix Phoenix Cadmus to go and search for their lost daughter Europa Cadmus at Delphihe would never find Europa but he should follow a cow and found a city where the cow stopsFounds Thebes on a hill in southern BoeotiaSlays a mankilling serpent at a spring sacred to Ares and is punished by Ares to serve for him for eight years Cadmus and the Dragon redfigure crateer 4th c BC Athena tells Cadmus to sow the teeth of the dragon the Sparti armed men rise up from the earth fought with each other and the five remaining were the ancestors of the house of ThebesMarries Harmonia daughter of Ares with Aphrodite wedding gifts from Aphrodite necklace made by Hephaestus robe Their children Ino Semele Agave AutonoeAt death Cadmus and Harmonia leave Thebes go to Illyria and turn into serpents then are sent by Zeus to the Elysian fields
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