greek myth lec 060107

greek myth lec 060107 - Greek Myth Lect 060107 Athenian...

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Greek Myth Lect 060107 Athenian Democracy state control over traditional family privileges direct participation safeguards against corruption Theseus [hero fo the new democracy] invented for the role Tyrant Slayers, 514 BC mythological/quasi-historical aition for Athenian democracy Athens Mass graves It was considered an honor to die for the city-state Parthenon, a victory monument Areopagus [hill of ares], Athens jury trials did not believe in representing power b/c might lead to corruption totally democratic, everyone votes on everything, pure action democracy institutionalized fear: Ostracism o winner leaves Athens for ten years but nothing is done to his family o tended to vote on clay pots and scratch in the name they wanted ostracized Athens=Sea Empire Theseus how to make a hero: o parentage [semi-divine, Poseidon and Augeus are fathers, mother is princess of Troizen] o labors [all take place along road from Troizen to Athens]
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