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CLASSICS 1B03 Study Guide - Summer 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Zeus, Wool, WinePremium

103 pages64 viewsSummer 2018

Department
Classics
Course Code
CLASSICS 1B03
Professor
Stephen Russell
Study Guide
Midterm

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CLASSICS 1B03
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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Lecture 1 (June 21st) – Introduction and Creation 18-06-13 5:40 PM
Myths
- What is mythology?
Talking about what is important in life
Presenting it in narrative
Stories
- How is Greek and Roman mythology relevant to us today?
Professors that teach you
Voting that matters
- How do we use mythology today?
- What are our modern myths?
The Great Gatsby – The American Dream
*Mythology does not mean lies
Literature and Poets
- Authors we’ll read
Hesiod (epic poet – Greek)
Homer (epic poet- Greek)
Aeschylus (Greek tragedy)
Sophocles (Greek tragedy)
Euripides (Greek tragedy)
Catullus (Latin poet)
Virgil (epic poet – Latin)
Ovid (sometimes epic poet – Latin)
Sappho (Greek poet)
Horace (poet – Latin)
Homeric Hymns (unknown author – Greek)
Apollodorus (hisotorian of myth – Greek)
Hyginus (historian of myth – Latin)
- Aristotle
Philosopher
Greek tragedy
Explaining what is important
Prescriptive
- Aristotle and the Elements of Tragedy
Plot
Character
Thought
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Diction
Song/Melody
Spectacle
- catharsis (purging of emotion)
- anagnorisis (discovery)
- hamartia (missing the mark with your arrow; tragic mistake)
- hubris (excessive pride)
Greek Tragedy The Basics
- Yearly tragic festivals (two main festivals)
- Poets would usually enter trilogies, plus one satyr play – with one poet per
day
- We only have extant tragedies from 3 poets: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and
Euripides
- Tragedies generally used mythic figures as subject matter
- 3-actor rule
- Chorus
- First actor: Thespis
- Only 33 tragedies survive in full (“extant”)
Greek Tragedies
- Aeschylus
The Oresteia Trilogy
o Agamemnon
o The Libation Bearers
o The Eumenides/Furies
- Sophocles
Oedipus the King
- Euripides
The Bacchae
Hesiod
- Lived around 700 BC
- Wrote two texts
- Works and Days and Theogony
- Both of them were poems
- Were they theologies?
Names/Terms
- Chaos
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