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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.
- Spring '08
- Antigone (The Oedipus Plays)