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[CLASS102] - Final Exam Guide - Ultimate 31 pages long Study Guide!


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLASS102
Professor
Katherine Mac Kay
Study Guide
Final

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U of A
CLASS102
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Slavery:
-pervasive
1/4 of the work force in greece
considered normal
manual labor, personal service, art, literature
-often foreigners; when a city took over another city
-no rights
-Lauren Silver Mines: where most money came from
wealth that the Athens were able to create were on the backs of people who were down at
the mine
-Roman world was more important than Greek cuz of the social class
roman freedmen : politically important cuz could vote
Rome
-roman variations of Greek myth
take greek gods and change them to their way of life
-roman period in Greece (30 BC - 1453 AD)
-geographically isolated but influenced by Greece
-started of monarchy —> roman republic —roman empire —> monarchy
-didn’t have many myths (not real relationships with gods), the myths they do have were
adopted from Greece
-language: latin
Sources for classical myth
-influence of near eastern myth
-stories told orally not written down
early sources: Homer
-aoidoi and rhapsodes: composers, write the myths down and recite them
-dactylic hexameter: rhythm
-fixed epithets: adjectives
Literary Sources:
-Archaic Period (800-490)
Homer writes about epic (legend, stories of the great heroes)
-Iliad, Odyssey
Hesiod
-poietes = maker (creation, divine myth)
-describes himself that he inspired by the muses and associated with Euboea
-occupation: farmer (real or just a set up to write poems about it?)
-post-homeric epics
-homeric hymns: deigned to be performed publicly for god
-archaic lyric poetry
-classical Period (490-323 C)
tragedy (Athens)
-deals with current day social problems but in a mythical lens
euripides: focus on abnormal state, criticized that he portrays gods in a disrespectful
manner
-hellenistic period (323-30BC)
write in high literary language, hard to read
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pausanias: wrote a travel guide, holy spots where myths went to worship god
-Roman Sources (30BC -)
adapting greek myth and making their own to suit roman mind set
metamorphoses: in latin, an epic about god and heroes but things that change (god
changing into animal, animal changing into people, etc)
-most influential work after homer
seneca: influential on shakespeare
Greek Art
-art gives us a different view of a particular myth
-early art: patterns
then see human activity
representations of narratives of myths
pictures of battles
Archaic Art
-more detail in art
-black figure (where the figures are black)
-random decorations, people who represent myth
-bronze and marble statuary
bronze is not found a lot cuz people could’ve melted it down and use the metal for
something else
marble: on temples
Classical Period
-switch from black figure to red figure
more detail compared to black figure
-bronze and marble statuary
more improved
Hellenistic Period
-still the same stuff
-more detail
over the top
-highly decorative
Roman Period
-is it roman original or hellenistic influenced?
-mosaic
-fresco
-statuary
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