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Sept 18 '12

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA219H1
Professor
Regina Höschele
Semester
Fall

Description
Tues Sept 18 ’12 CLA219 Praise and Blame Pandora -> In Hesiod: Zeus instructs fellow gods to construct her due to anger as Prometheus (Text p 56) Prometheus: forethought, to think before acting Epimetheus: “afterthought”- Brother of Prometheus, accepts Pandora -Describes women as the cause of all suffering for men -Pandora opens the jar, and only hope remains inside -Jar= female reproductive organs -> Mans curse: live with women who are wretched wasteful creatures, or die alone Helen/Hellen “most beautiful” Daughter of Zeus by Leda (raped her in form of a swan) - She lays eggs having four children two semi divine*, two human - Castor and Pollux*, Clytemnestra, Hellen* - Reasons why it was not Helens fault: - Planned by the gods - persuaded by Paris - Eros caused her to love Paris - Fault of Eris (apple) - Helen never went to troy, was in Egypt (alternative tale) - Teichoskopia- looking down from wall (in Iliad) - Women at fault for Trojan war, the sinful desire and lust Paris felt for her caused the tragedy - Palinode “again song” -tak
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