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Week 9: Thursday Reading Questions

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Classical Civilization
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CLCV 115

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CLCV111115ATraillFall2013CourseReadingQuestionsWeek9R24OctoberTHEMYTHSOFCRETEPowell6theditionChapter16Powell7theditionChapter171 Who told the myths that we know about Athens Who told the myths that we know about Crete Whose later versions of these myths actually surviveAbout Athenstold by AtheniansAbout Cretetold by Greeks living on main land these survived due to richness and seafaring power2 Where did Agenor rule Which of his sons was the first founder of ThebesEastern Mediterranean land of Phoenicia Cadmus is first founder3 What happens to Agenors daughter Why dont grandeur and love go well together according to Ovid Europa she was entranced by Zeus as a bull and takes her to Crete and they make sweet love and have babies Here Europa only wants Zeus because she is fascinated by his bull form not as he is as Zeus4 Where does Agenors daughter end up What gifts does she receive Name her three childrenCrete Receives gift of Laelaps a dog that always catches its prey also a robot CephalusChildren Minos Sarpedon Rhadamenthys5 Briefly summarize the wrath story that centers on the Cretan bull naming all of the participants god king queen craftsman offspring Minos is ruler given a bull by Poseidon but he doesnt sacrifice it This causes his wife Pasiphae to fall in love with the bull and she wants to become a cow with the help of the craftsman Daedalus She goes inside the wooden cow and she gets pregnant by the bull and has a Minotaur baby
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