ENGB30H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Proserpina, Peer Pressure, Acrisius

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CLASSICAL MYTH AND LIT
Reading Check Info (Oct. 27th, 2016)
Check on the course website for reading check instructions:
https://mythandlit.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/b30-reading-check-instructions-2016.pdf
Remember the births of the heroes (miraculous impregnation)
Look over notes from class, questions will come from that information
The Rape of Persephone CONT. from last lecture
- We do’t disuss Deete eause she remains consistent in both versions of the myth (grieving
mother.)
)eus/Jupite’s Role i the Rape
- In HH2
o Gives permission to Hades (p. 171)
The father allows Hades to wed his daughter.
o No intervention with Hades until he has exhausted all possibilities of changing
Deete’s id p.75
At first, he sends Iris to tell Demeter that he demands that she come back.
Then Zeus uses peer pressure, all the other gods go to beg her and attempt to
bribe her
It is only after Demeter refuses all his attempts that he finally approaches the
oflit o Hades’ ed
- In Ovid
o Does not appear complicit in the abduction plan
Pluto fallig i loe is Aphodite’s fault, ot )eus’s
o Sympathetic towards Pluto BUT immediately agrees to inteee o Cees’ ehalf Oid
p.167)
He akoledges Cees’ ight to ot aept the aiage, all though he hiself
views the marriage as advantageous
Seems much more just and impartial than in HH2
o Role of mediator (Ovid p.169)
Strikes a fair balance between Ceres and Hades
Differences in Gender Power Relations in the Two Versions of the Myth
- In HH2
o )eus’s ight of otol oe Pesephoe’s fate take fo gated <- since he is her
father
o Demeter able to force compromise via non-compliance
She refuses to perform her function as the goddess of fertility, which comes to
affect the gods as they do not receive sacrifices
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If she had not had this position, she would not have been able to force the
compromise
- In Ovid
o Veus’s eeise of poe deteies Pluto’s adutio of Posepia
o Hints that Proserpina might actually prefer her current situation
Her being in the underworld is not seen as a loss as a daughter, but rather her
gaining an area of control and power
o This version of the myth depicts more equal gender power relations
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Reading check info (oct. 27th, 2016: check on the course website for reading check instructions: https://mythandlit. files. wordpress. com/2014/08/b30-reading-check-instructions-2016. pdf, remember the births of the heroes (miraculous impregnation) Look over notes from class, questions will come from that information. The rape of persephone cont. from last lecture. We do(cid:374)"t dis(cid:272)uss de(cid:373)ete(cid:396) (cid:271)e(cid:272)ause she remains consistent in both versions of the myth (grieving mother. ) In hh2: gives permission to hades (p. 171, the father allows hades to wed his daughter, no intervention with hades until he has exhausted all possibilities of changing. De(cid:373)ete(cid:396)"s (cid:373)i(cid:374)d (cid:894)p. (cid:1005)75(cid:895: at first, he sends iris to tell demeter that he demands that she come back, then zeus uses peer pressure, all the other gods go to beg her and attempt to bribe her. It is only after demeter refuses all his attempts that he finally approaches the (cid:272)o(cid:374)fli(cid:272)t o(cid:374) hades" e(cid:374)d. Differences in gender power relations in the two versions of the myth.

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