CLA232H1 Lecture Notes - Avail, Metatheatre, Maenad

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28 Apr 2012
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Alterity with humans and gods defining greeks by contrast. Theogony humans not created but defined, prometheus and zeus, gods exchange sacrifice fire. Last week limitation, immortal and all powerful, humans defined by lack of immortality and women, defines human necessity for sacrifice, fire, work hard everyday to stay alive, need women have to reproduce. Oedipus limitation on knowledge, defining feature of human life, can"t know our future, gnothi seauton know thyself and oedipus shows how hard it is to know this. If anyone can know its him, great solver of the sphinx, very name has the word i know in it. Bacchants based on meden again nothing in excess know the wisdom of this saying: questions possibility and desirability of nothing in excess. Oedipus no man happy until dead, and than religion of dionysia ecstacy, go crazy for a few hours.

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