C C 303 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Bromius, Minyades, Phallus

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Lecture : SophoclesAjax and Euripides
Bacchae
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Ajax
Ajax felt like he had been robbed of his status
Bloody Ajax = warrior; no remorse
o Animal blood = failure (not human blood, like he wanted)
Democracy in Ajax
The contest over the arms of Achilles was determined by popular vote
How is value determined in a democracy?
Are basic norms, like the burial of the dead, subject to democratic scrutiny?
Menelaos and Agamemnon: democracy is based on subjugation to authority and the
identification of majority rule with uniform consensus
Teucer: a democratic state based on free participation and diversity of skills and
backgrounds
o Ajax fought for the Greeks of his own free will, not out of fear or subjugation
o His skills were valued in due time
Rhetoric in Greek Tragedy
Use of mythical exemplars
Makig the eaker arguet stroger ad the stroger arguet eaker
The Intervention of Odysseus
There is no honor in disgracing the dead
Agamemnon and Menelaos should wish to appear just and merciful
The urial of Aja ill esure oe’s o proper treatet i death
Bacchae
The stor of Diosus’ iasio of Thees
o The resistae of Kig Petheus ad the sisters of Diosus’ ortal other,
Semele
o Diosus’ puishet of his eeies
Who is Dionysus?
AKA Bahus, Broios the thuderer
God of wine
Fertilit god
o Assoiatio ith other fertilit gods e.g., Deeter/Ceres, Adois
o Diosus the tie-or
o Associated with animal, plant imagery, erect phalloi
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Ajax: ajax felt like he had been robbed of his status, bloody ajax = warrior; no remorse, animal blood = failure (not human blood, like he wanted) Rhetoric in greek tragedy: use of mythical exemplars, (cid:862)maki(cid:374)g the (cid:449)eaker argu(cid:373)e(cid:374)t stro(cid:374)ger a(cid:374)d the stro(cid:374)ger argu(cid:373)e(cid:374)t (cid:449)eaker(cid:863) The intervention of odysseus: there is no honor in disgracing the dead, agamemnon and menelaos should wish to appear just and merciful, the (cid:271)urial of aja(cid:454) (cid:449)ill e(cid:374)sure o(cid:374)e"s o(cid:449)(cid:374) proper treat(cid:373)e(cid:374)t i(cid:374) death. Bacchae: the stor(cid:455) of dio(cid:374)(cid:455)sus" i(cid:374)(cid:448)asio(cid:374) of the(cid:271)es, the resista(cid:374)(cid:272)e of ki(cid:374)g pe(cid:374)theus a(cid:374)d the sisters of dio(cid:374)(cid:455)sus" (cid:373)ortal (cid:373)other, Who is dionysus: aka ba(cid:272)(cid:272)hus, bro(cid:373)ios (cid:862)the thu(cid:374)derer(cid:863, god of wine, (cid:862)fertilit(cid:455) god(cid:863, asso(cid:272)iatio(cid:374) (cid:449)ith other (cid:862)fertilit(cid:455) gods(cid:863) (cid:894)e. g. , de(cid:373)eter/ceres, ado(cid:374)is(cid:895, dio(cid:374)(cid:455)sus the (cid:862)t(cid:449)i(cid:272)e-(cid:271)or(cid:374)(cid:863, associated with animal, plant imagery, erect phalloi. Nietzs(cid:272)he"s the birth of tragedy: apollonian: reason, philosophy, dionysian: emotions, frenzy.

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