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Classical Civilization
CLCV 115

CLCV111115ATraillFall2013CourseReadingQuestionsWeek4R19SeptemberTHEFEMALEDEITIESAPHRODITEARTEMISANDATHENAPowell6theditionChapter8Powell7theditionChapter91Find Cyprus Athens Sicily and Thebes on a map2What principle unites the female Olympians Give three examples of goddesses who exemply this principleVirginity and independence is better than marriage Hestia Athena Artemis3What is religious sycretism Give two examples from the goddesses studied in this chapterBlending religious systems equating foreign gods w Greek Aphrodite was demoted to be the daughter of Zeus Artemis used to be eastern mother goddess now daughter of zeusHestia4What does the name Hestia mean Where was her principal shrine in antiquityhearthprinciple shrine in Delphi5What visual signs distinguish Hestia in artVeiled flower cooked foodDemeter6In what two places was Demeters cult strong WhyEleusis and Sicily because of crops farmers there7What visual signs distinguish Demeter in artShaft of wheat grain scepter horseAphrodite8What are the two origin stories for ErosHe was at the start of the world or he is the son of Aphrodite and Ares9In what areas does Aphrodite exercise power What visual signs distinguish her in artIn attraction and love Signs are nudity rising from the sea eros is with her10What are Aphrodites likely historical origins List the names of her eastern counterpartsEastern fertility goddess Known as Inanna Ishtar or Astarte 11Where was Aphrodites cult especially important What connections did she have to these places
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