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9-17 ATHENA - ATHENA Lecture Outline Classics 170 Professor...

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Unformatted text preview: ATHENA Lecture Outline Classics 170 Professor Gregory Staley KEY CHARACTERS, CONCEPTS Athena a goatskin breastplate Beheads Medusa Rescues Andromeda- Supporting her breasts: - Wide hips: given birth Zeus divided the power (divide and conquer)- Athena never has children- Gives up sex for war- Deeds of Splendor supports Ares (the men)- Born from Zeus head- Daughter/son- Perfect son- Not threatening: could never take Zeus place since she is not a male- Head does not mean intellectuality- The stomach is: it is where intelligence went when Zeus swallowed- The head = female vagina- turned to stone after looking = useless after sex The How:- Son of 1. Saw Athena naked (bathing)- Immediately blinded him- compensated with foresight 1. Turned to a woman, by touching two snakes mating (with staff)- turned back to man- Female gets the most pleasure- holding a nikae (Nike): victory- wore a breast plate- To make sure to not be penetrated- Defeats Ares- Like a tomboy- A feminine side- Anima: a soul that is feminine (akas Minerva, Pallas) Parthenon ("House of the Maiden") The Great Goddess Her Three Functions Her Symbols Zeus Poseidon aegis a goatskin breastplate Beheads Medusa Rescues Andromeda- Supporting her breasts: - Wide hips: given birth Zeus divided the power (divide and conquer)- Athena never has children- Gives up sex for war- Deeds of Splendor supports Ares (the men)- Born from Zeus head- Daughter/son- Perfect son- Not threatening: could never take Zeus place since she is not a male- Head does not mean intellectuality- The stomach is: it is where intelligence went when Zeus swallowed- The head = female vagina- turned to stone after looking = useless after sex The How:- Son of 1. Saw Athena naked (bathing)- Immediately blinded him- compensated with foresight 1. Turned to a woman, by touching two snakes mating (with staff)- turned back to man- Female gets the most pleasure- holding a nikae (Nike): victory- wore a breast plate- To make sure to not be penetrated- Defeats Ares- Like a tomboy- A feminine side- Anima: a soul that is feminine Ares Tiresias Medusa (Gorgon) Anima Orestes Perseus a goatskin breastplate Beheads Medusa Rescues Andromeda- Supporting her breasts: - Wide hips: given birth Zeus divided the power (divide and conquer)- Athena never has children- Gives up sex for war- Deeds of Splendor supports Ares (the men)- Born from Zeus head- Daughter/son- Perfect son- Not threatening: could never take Zeus place since she is not a male- Head does not mean intellectuality- The stomach is: it is where intelligence went when Zeus swallowed- The head = female vagina- turned to stone after looking = useless after sex The How:- Son of 1. Saw Athena naked (bathing)- Immediately blinded him- compensated with foresight 1. Turned to a woman, by touching two snakes mating (with staff)- turned back to man- Female gets the most pleasure- holding a nikae (Nike): victory- wore a breast plate- To make sure to not be penetrated- Defeats Ares...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLAS 170 taught by Professor Staley during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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