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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Turnus, Aeneid, Odysseus
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44 Bipartite Aeneid: Odyssean books 16 Iliadic books 612 Not a combination of the two epics, more like a competition between them, their paradigms Vergil explores differences through themes Journey v. warfare Od: life is ...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Turnus, Cupid, Teleology
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Divine and human motivation Dido falling in love with Aeneas gods make her fall in love against her will (Juno, cupid, Venus) Though she vowed never to marry again Shes a woman in a mans role of leader Venus and Juno...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ars Amatoria, Cupid
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Unit 12, Ovid Life of Ovid Vergils generation Rome is changing Ovid is born in 43 BC Born in a time of civil war When the senate turned over the republic to the trumvirate He and Vergil stand on different sides of this hi...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Heroic Nudity, Aeneid, Ascanius
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425 Statue of Augustus as a military leader, in marble Taking off his robe, revealing armor Barefoot: reference to heroic nudity Next to him: Cupid on a dolphin (allusion to birth of aphrodite, lineage) Breastplate det...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Quintilian, Aeneid, Odysseus
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420 TA lecture S. Kahn Ovids metamorphoses part III Tone What Quintilian said about Ovid: (To raise a child as a perfect orator, teach him literature) About Ovid: lack of seriousness, enamored with his own gifts, indulgenc...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Trojan War, Impermanence
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418 Romans are the Rulers of the world by right, almost as compensation for losing the Trojan war Compensation for their struggles become rulers of greeks Greeks thought of history ending with Trojan War (didnt like to th...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Gordium, Ascanius, Theogony
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413 the Golden age of Midas Midas book 12 of metamorphoses Bacchus is looking for foster dad silenus Midas gives silenus to him Bacchus offers him a gift in return Midas chooses a touch that turns everything to gold Cant ...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Aeneid, Anchises, Teleology
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330 Prologue of Aeneid similar to that of odyssey I sing of arms and the man (of Iliad and the Odyssey) Homeric characters may be static Aeneas is dynamic Aeneas in the Iliad Takes on a greek and almost dies Takes on A...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Social Order, Cultural Translation, Solipsism
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Why we are interested in myth Change meanings over time Key to the human psyche Way for cultures to express ideas Myth is a way of finding an answer to something (oedipus and sphinx) Freuds idea of oedipus as key to h...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Solipsism, Georgics, Aeneid
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The Odyssean Aeneid (First part of Aeneid is like Odyssey, second part like Iliad) Odysseus versatile hero, story of homecoming Achilles solipsistic, not versatile, onetrackmindedness opposites! Vergil tries to combine the...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Aeneid, Tiber
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The iliadic presence in the second half of the Aeneid: Vergil doesnt make the Odyssean OR Iliadic Aeneid exactly systematic. Hes clever, raises questions. Any disturbance= comparable to war (civil disturbance) Disturbanc...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Plautus, Tragicomedy, Alcmene
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321 ROME Aeneas Trojan Hero, son of Anchises and aphrodite Coin aneneas, carrying anchises, face of Venus Bc Julius Caesars family claimed to be descended from them Is caesar like aeneas? The one brave guy who saves found...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Peloponnesian War, Delian League, Aeschylus
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unit 9: guilt and identity Images on drinking utensils wine as power of the gods Representations of Dionysus used in symposium poetry, moderating intoxication, acting like a gentlemen Battle of Salamis, 480 Aeschylus born ...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Pythian Games, Typhon, Epinikion
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Aetiologies origins, why something came to be place: Delos birthplace of Apollo and Delphi good place to establish a cult cult names epithets: (Delphinious (dolphin), telphousios, Pythian (leaves dragon to rot) attributes...

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CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Athenian Democracy, Dionysia, Aeschylus
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tragedy Greek tragedy, not necessarily sad and catastrophic an ancient phenomenon specific Our evidence of tragedy representative or unique practice? no unifying factor tragedies were very varied Timekeeping in Greek w...

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