Lecture22 - Classical Mythology Lecture 22 Acrisius and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

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

Unformatted text preview: Classical Mythology Lecture 22 Acrisius and Proetus Sons of Abas, quarrel already in womb Proetus king at Tiryns, Acrisius at Argos Proetus wife falsely accused Bellerophontes Acrisius and Danae A. has d. Danae; asks at Delphi about a male child Response: he will not have one, but Danaes will cause his death Underground bronze chamber constructed for D. and nurse Zeus enters through roof as shower of gold Reveals himself, has intercourse with D. (Soph. Antigone 944-50) Danae: 500-450 Danae and Perseus Child Perseus brought up by D. and nurse At age of 3 or 4, Acrisius hears P. while playing Nurse executed D. and P. taken to Zeus altar D. asked about parentage; A. doesnt believe Danae and Perseus D. and P. put to sea shut up in a chest Dictys, fishing with a net on island of Seriphus, catches the chest Opens the chest, takes D. and P. home, treats them as his family In poetry, e.g. Simonides (6th/5th century BCE) c. 490c....
View Full Document

Page1 / 31

Lecture22 - Classical Mythology Lecture 22 Acrisius and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

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