bb8_Classical_Greece_III_Lecture_Outline

bb8_Classical_Greece_III_Lecture_Outline - HUM 111...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
HUM 111 CLASSICAL GREECE III: RELIGION AND THE ARTS Professor Sonia Sorrell Theater of Dionysus: ancient Mystery Religion of the Cult of Dionysus Agora: lower city, meeting place, marked with boundary stones as sacred area Panathenaic Festival: every 4 years, celebrated birth of Athena, Athens’ civic deity; every one in Athens participated in this festival; Athena – goddess of war strategy; more of a masculine goddess; dressed in a Doric style; never married never has children; Didn’t invent the fluting on the columns, but changed the style of the columns. Orders of Columns: Doric = mainland Greeks, masculine, austere, plain, massive, simple, no base, based on the module of a man’s foot (truly humanism in its purist form, putting human traits in something like a column). Ionic = Asia Minor, feminine, decorative, elaborate, finer (frillier, moldings, more flutes, more elaborate base, analogize the column to the woman and based on the module of a woman’s foot, they would typically use Doric column on the outside of building and used Ionic column on the inside of the building.) Corinthian = Greek development, used by later cultures (developed in Corinth, and had leafy sculpture and top, rarely used by Greeks, but borrowed by the Romans and used a lot.) Doric + Ionic = balance (masculine/feminine; Dorian/Ionian) = order (to use both types of columns reflects balance). Humanism – Gods were human like, Greek painted themselves as humans and other peoples as animals. In philosophy, the idea of human reason was the focus, how do you live this good life. In literature – human activities, human free will. In democracy – Greeks were the first to believe that they could rule themselves. In religion, the gods were portrayed as having human like qualities. Acropolis (high city): rebuilt during the second half of the fifth century BC Persian Wars, Delian League (set aside money in case Persians ever return), funds used by Pericles to rebuild Acropolis (in Athens). He thought it was more important to have Athena on their side then to have money.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern