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CLAS 2220 Lecture 34: Medea
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Euripidess Medea Basic Overview Medea is angered by her husband Jasons action that she kills their own children Production Context Staged in 431 BCE Finished in last place in popularity Backstory Jason Greek hero w lots o...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 35: Luis Alfaro, Thomas Satterwhite Noble, Bogeyman
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Medea The End Jason compares Medea to a Fury The Furies are in charge of punishing the killing of family members and the breaking of oaths What is Medeas status? Perhaps a 3rd fury ...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: Kolonos, Labdacus, Laius
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Oedipus at Colonus Oedipuss Status Polluted human Purified human Coming to terms w killing his father and marrying his mother Dead human Speaks of himself as if hes already dead, Apollo told him about his death at Colonus ...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Nocturnal Emission, Oligarchy, Kolonos
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Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus Big Point Dramatizes Athens acceptance of Oedipus as a purified hero against Oedipus Tyrannoss narrative of Thebess rejection of Oedipus as a polluted criminal Colonus A neighborhood (deme) of...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Drama Therapy, Aeschylus, Origin Myth
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Eumenides - From Aeschylus to Today The Trial: The Crisis Athena, goddess of justice, doesnt know how to deal w/ Orestes either What issues does the word menis raise? The Trial: The Old Order Athena...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture 30: The Eumenides
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Eumenides Eumenides Eumenides means sweet ones and refers to the furies The plot slides into mythical history A Brief History of Democracy In the later 6th century tyrants ruled Athens Peisistratos was the most famous tyra...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Aegisthus, Clytemnestra, Oresteia
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Aeschyluss Oresteia Background: The Trojan War Helen of sparta ends up as Helen of Troy The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis Peleus - human Thetis - divinity Prophecy: Her child will be more powerf...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Hematology, Polynices, Hamartia
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Antigone Creon vs Antigone Creon wants to exert his power even though Antigone is his niece - doesnt want to give her special treatment Aristotle and hamartia (a mis-step) Hamartia is less than a fata...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Lightning, Thumos, Odysseus
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Week 4 Demeter Monday, January 29, 2018 11:31 AM MIDTERM CHANGE: ONLINE FRIDAY 216: 11:3012:30, MC w one S.A. I. Demeter and Persephone a. Demeter i. Goddess of grain and agriculture ii. Daugter of Kronos and Rheia iii. M...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Adrastus, Hephaestus, Homeric Hymns
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Week 6 Iliad Monday, February 12, 2018 11:23 AM Monday Illiad 3, 6, 9, 11 Logistics: Midterm through book 18 of Iliad Online via carment during class hours MC 1 SA How to Study for Midterm; Complete all the readings...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Jazz Funeral, Sparagmos, Ismara
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Week 1 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:33 AM Monday: Syllabus overview Orpheus artistic hero, hopes to move the guardians with music Eurydice dies, Orpheus convinces Hades to allow her to come back Hades Guardians of afterl...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ultimate Power, Big Bang, Creation Myth
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Week 2 Creation Myths Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:35 AM Wednesday I. Creation myths from around the world a. Why do we tell these tales? i. Creation stories speak to 1. Order puts things in place, hierarchy and struct...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Aeschylus, Eleutherae, Lucretius
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Week 3 Prometheus Monday, January 22, 2018 11:30 AM Prometheus the Trickster I. Zeus a. Should we use Greek Gods as a model for behavior? Sometimes, this stuff about Zeus we should not. b. ProtoIndoEuropean (PIE) language...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Miscegenation, Oedipus The King, Rita Dove
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The Darker Face of the Earth How does a character kill his father and sleep w/ his mother? Sophocles: Baby-switch (interestingly, a standard comic scenario) Rita Dove: Gender/racial politics of the plantation ...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins
CLAS 2220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Oedipus The King, Labdacus, Soter
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Oedipus Tyrannos Miasma as Shipwreck and Sterility Thebes is compared to a wrecked ship, women arent giving birth to healthy children, there is a plague Oedipus as upright savior Oedipus solved the Sphin...

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CLAS 2220
Thomas Hawkins

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