CLA204 Lecture 8 study notes

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CLA204 Lecture 8
Greek /Latin Words
1. ktisis – ‘foundation
2. Cadmeid – tales of the house of Cadmus
3. Spartoi – ‘sown men’
4. autochthon – from the earth
5. Boeotia‘cow land’
6. locus amoenus – beautiful place, pleasance – cave/grotto, springs meadow
7. mise-en-abyme – story within a story
8. oîda – ‘I know’
9. oîdos – ‘swollen
10.pous – ‘foot’
11.polis – ‘city’
12.oikos – ‘household
13.endogamy – marries within family
14.exogamy – married outside of family
15.thyrsus – wand of Bacchus
Greek Names and their Meanings
1. Epigoni – ‘those born after’, sons of the Seven Against Thebes
2. Maenads – frenzied followers of Bacchus
3. Narcissus – namesake of the Narcissus flower
4. Nycteis – ‘daughter of Nycteus’
5. Oedipus – ‘swollen foot’
6. Eteocles – ‘true glory’
7. Polynices – ‘much strife’
8. Euminides – ‘kindly ones’, euphemism for Erinyes ‘the angry ones’/Furies
9. Labdacus – ‘la(m)bda’, λ
Greek Collective Names/Families
1. Cadmeians – population of Thebes, from founder Cadmus
2. Minyads – daughters of Minyas
Leucippe
Leuconoë
Alcithoë
Seven Against Thebes
1. Polynices
2. Tydeus
3. Capaneus
4. Amphiaraus
5. Adrastus
6. Hippomedon
7. Parthenopeus
In one version, Mecisteus replaces Tydeus, or assists brother Adrastus
Defenders of Thebes
1. Eteocles
2. Melanippus
3. Polyphontes
4. Megareus
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