Greek Myth 042507

Greek Myth 042507 - visits to the grave • oil jars show scenes of death • decorate tomb for long period of time[for life Children Special Dead

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Greek Myth 042507 Today’s Agenda: Athens and Persians [myth as Symbol of contemporary conflict] Death and the Underworld [emphasis on funeral ritual as rite of passage ceremony] The Contest Between Athena and Poseidon The Persian Empire and Athens, 480 BC Parthenon built in 440 BC Greeks and Persians Athenians vs. Amazons Athenians vs. Centaurs Sophocles’ Antigone state says not to bury something, but antiogne buries her family members body buries the body despite consequences have to bury the body try to fix up the body and make it look well The Funeral Stage 1: prothesis-laying out 3 days body is on display in courtyard in the house Mourners pulled at hair to show mourning Stage 2: Ekphrasis [carrying out] have to go outside to non-urban area to burry dead Stage 3: Burial [Patroclus., lliad] sacrifice animals faced the west
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Unformatted text preview: visits to the grave • oil jars show scenes of death • decorate tomb for long period of time [for life] Children: Special Dead Journey to Underworld: Psychopompos Charon and River Styx The Underworld: Odysseus • Odysseus is trying to get back to wife in Ithaca • Sacrfices sheep and blood slightly reanimates the dead Hades and Persephone Crime and punishment: Sisyphus • just have to understand power of gods • not like Christianity with heaven and hell but • people whos crimes were hubris were punished with everlasting torture Dealing with death: symposium Overcoming Death: Orpheus and Euridyce • Orpheus goes down to underworld to get wife back, “don’t look back”, she looked back and went back to underworld • Orpheus worshipped, Orphics, believed in a different type of afterlife...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2009 for the course GREEK MYTH 40 taught by Professor Galluci during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Greek Myth 042507 - visits to the grave • oil jars show scenes of death • decorate tomb for long period of time[for life Children Special Dead

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