Greek Myth Lec 052507

Greek Myth Lec 052507 - mother decides to leave Corinth...

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Greek Myth Lec 052507 Panhellenic vs. local heroes Tribal identity: Hellen’s son = Douros, Xouthos, Aeolos the greeks did not necessarily believe in their myths o ie Titans ate their own children, did not believe this b/c gods are eating their children o skeptics, mainly about older stories o realized that gods are how the humans shaped them, not supposed to believe literal stories Family Tree of Theban Royal Family Cadmus goes in search of sister Europa Sophocles: Oedipus Rex Delphi predicts that Laius will be overthrown bya son Laius avoids intercourse with his wife, for a while… Shepard Euphorbus is supposed to expose child on a mountain Child’s ankles are pinned Aristotle, peoetics: Oedipus Tyrannus as quintessential tragedy child Oedipus comes of age and gets an oracle: kill your father and marry your
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Unformatted text preview: mother decides to leave Corinth city-state forever to overcome his fate leaves Corinth, never told he was adopted makes his way to Thebes to a place where 3 roads meet: Oedipus crossroads road rage, Oedipus kills Laertes [father] goes to the Sphinx, bad mom syndrome city is having troubles, last one to see them Prophet Tiresias Sophoclean Irony further back in mythical time, Tiresias [alive] hints clues to everyone realizes things are not getting better in the lands tries to be good leader and say I feel everyones pain king of Corinth dies, finds out he is not the true son of king Laertes Finds out Lias is true father, Oedipus killed him...
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