CLASSIC 45A Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Cronus, Pathological Lying, Louvre

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Pictures: sleeping hermaphroditus, marble, roman copy of a greek original, 2nd c. bce. Pompeii, italy: frontal position; see face, hermaphroditus and salmacis, francesco albani, 1630-1640. Hth: birth: motion, but not necessarily physical way (could be changing of genders, movement, revolutions, zeus joined in love with the beautiful nymph maia in a luxurious cave, and she bore the god hermes. This precocious baby was born at dawn: born: not on olympus. Introducing notion of pariah (an outsider: similar to dionysus, outsider to usurp olympus. Hth: hermes invents the lyre: made the first seven-stringed lyre, music relies on change, music measures time (it"s a device to measure time) Hth: hermes steals apollo"s cattle: hermes bribes, deceives, a baby. Hth: hermes reassures maia: all of this takes place in a cave, hermes devising a story to enter olympus, when you are a pariah (whether it be by race, gender, etc.

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