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Classical Studies
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CLST 100
Christina Zaccagnino

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STUDY GUIDE DATES  Peloponnesian Wars (Sparta vs. Athens) cen. BCE  Bronze Age Greece: 3000-1200 BC  Mycenaen Civilization: 1600-1200 BC  Dark Age: 1100-750 B.C.  Trojan War –  Panathenaia  Greater: every 4 years ever sincen BC (566 BCE)  Lesser: every year since after Persian wars  Olympic games – started 776 BCE (8 century BC)  Nemean, Pythian, Isthmic games – all frocen BCE  Ostracism – 5hcen BCE  Persian Wars – early cen. BCE  Aristotle’s Politicscen BCE  Menander’s Dyskolos – end of 4cen BCE  FIGURES/NAMES  Herodotos – non-greek wrote accounts of Persian Wars, father of Greek histcen.(5 BCE)  Thucydides – an Athenian involved in public, political things wrote about Persian wars and Peloponnesian Wars (Sparta vs. Athens)  Xenophon – Athenian military man wrote about Peloponnesian Wars and political upheaval afterwards  Strife/Eris not invited to wedding of Peleus and Thetis  Paris (Alexander) son of Troy  Helen, wife of Menelaus the king of Sparta  Agamemnon – king of Mycenae  Chryseis, daughter of the priest of Apollo whom Agamemnon takes during war  Briseis, slave woman of Achilles  Patroklos, friend of Achilles that dies in Trojan war wearing Achilles’ armor  Hektor, son of Priam, prince of Troy  Priam, king of Troy, asks Achilles for Hektor’s body ransom  Homer – author of Iliad and Odyssey written in 750 B.C. and 725 B.C.  Iliad: anger of Achilles; 41 days of war  Odyssey: journey of Odysseus from Troy to hometown regaining power in Ithaca; flashbacks over 10 years  Penelope – wife of Odysseus  Both 24 books;  Hipparchus, tyrant of Athens, arranged for Iliad and Odyssey to be recited at main festival of city called Panathenaia in 522 BC  Heinrich Schliemann – excavated Troy  Hesiod – 700 B.C.  Works and Days  Theogony (The Birth of Gods)  Herakleides (Greek traveler of eacen. BCE that wrote accounts of Athens and its culture/life)  Gaia: earth  Ouranos: sky  Kronos: time  Rhea: child  Titans – sons of Gaia and Ouranos  Titanides – daughters  Pandora – first woman on earth = the giver of all, endowed w/ everything  Zeus: thunderbolt, king of gods  Poseidon: sea  Ares: war  Ath
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