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Lecture 1 ENGB30: Classical Myth and Literature Midterm: reading check  Multiple choice (mainly memorization)  Based on mythology texts  20% what is a myth?  Legends about heroes  Creating a figure  Something that potentially can happen but is perhaps not true  An oral history that explains a history or a phenomenon  Something to do with a belief dimension to it o Ex. Greek gods  Foundational stories with cultural motifs  The Greek term “mythos” = Authoritative speech (Homer) (untrue) story- as opposed to “logos,” (reasoned) account (Pindar; Plato; Aristotle) Plot (Aristotle)  In a narrative perspective, Zeus is not a myth, he is a character  Myths are made up of plots  Several modern definitions of “myth” o OED: a traditional story, typically involving supernatural beings or forces, which embodies and provides an explanation, aetiology, or justification for something such as the early history of a society, a religious belief or ritual, or a natural phenomenon o Merriam Webster: A usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves
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