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Hercules-OedipusAntigoneTerms to remember for the testred = analysisblue = terms likely to be on multiple choiceCatharsis– refers to the purification or purgation of emotionsTragedy– Greek tragedy refers to Athenian plays in which the protagonist is faced with some sort ofconflict, attempts to overcome that conflict, and ultimately falls to disaster through combination ofpersonal limitations and circumstances outside of control.Arete– nobility1.Ate– ruin that is the culmination of a drawn-out processEpic– narrative with crisis and resolutions. A poetic story that usually related the heroic deeds of apersonHeroesan individual blessed with the ability, will, and favor of the gods to perform divine actsof superhuman strength and bravery2.Moira/Fate– the Gods determined what would happen to the Greeks depending on theirevaluation of what was just. Often the gods were very flawed in their decision making andgreeks were unfairly doomed.
3.Hubris– overstepping one’s own mortality. Forgetting the limits of humanity and challenging thepower of the gods.4.Kleos– glory. A Greek hero earns kleos through accomplishing great deeds.4. Time– reward for a heroic action. Very important when considered in context of Kleos, which is theglory received after a hero completes a brave deed. Time is a physical representation of Kleos. Bryseis isgiven to Achiles as time for sacking one of Troy’s allies.Hercules - ate is that he is a categorical violation (going to the underworld coming back) and his moira is

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