Humanities Lecture 2.17

Humanities Lecture 2.17 - Humanties Lecture: 2.17 The Rape...

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Humanties Lecture: 2.17 The Rape of Persephone I. Demeter and Women’s Religion A. Demeter as a Deity 1. Deity that bred human race 2. Role as provider of staple crops 3. Taught agriculture to human race 4. Seen as patron of Civilization B. De-Meter (Mother) C. Women’s Cults 1. Thesbifurium – Festival devoted to worship of Demeter 2. Demeter and Persephone weren’t just women’s Gods 3. Men worshiped them too II. Rape in Greek Myth A. Definition of “Rape” 1. The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction 2. Ex: Roman myth “Rape of the Sabine Women” B. Narrative Pattern 1. Seizure 2. Grief (by parent) 3. Search 4. Settlement (between parents and abductors) C. Who Rapes Whom 1. Female-Male a) “Hymn to Aphrodite”-Darn abducts Trojan hero Traconus; Dawn  abducts Kletos b) Aphrodite abducts a mortal and brings him to Cyprus c) Calypsos imprisonment of Odyssesus 2. Male-Male
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Humanities Lecture 2.17 - Humanties Lecture: 2.17 The Rape...

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