1-29-09

1-29-09 - Dio Chrysostom (gold tongue): speech to praise...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Dio Chrysostom (gold tongue): speech to praise Zeus and the status at Olympics, statue was subject of speech, first part: theology, knowledge about the god, we know the god in two ways direct, immediate awareness of the gods, indirect means deities from philosophers, Dio chose the indirect way, speaking as Pheidias to depict the characters of Zeus, speaking as though you were someone else were one of the progymnasmata exercise Chryselephantine: Greek of gold and ivory, statue made on outside of gold and ivory, clothing that Zeus wore, 5 B.C., roughly 40 feet high, seated, dominated interior of the temple, one of the seven wonders in the ancient world Greeks distinguish their gods from others by saying that the gods have human form Dio provided knowledge of Homer throughout the speech, the human form best captured the essence of Zeus, human and divine, his Zeus VS. Homer’s Zeus (not a powerful, seated figure but a militaristic figure, standing upright with him arm out), his Zeus was superior to Homers’ in the posture the Zeus Dio depicted was seated symbol of power and authority The facial features in addition to the posture, by the end of the speech Dio persuaded people at the festival that he’d gotten the nature and best
Background image of page 1

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

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

Page1 / 2

1-29-09 - Dio Chrysostom (gold tongue): speech to praise...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online