Greek Myth Lec 060607

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Greek Myth Lec 060607 Renaissance Painting: Danae and Zeus Acrisius, Danae, and infant Perseus Acrisius places Danae and infant Perseus inside a chest, floats them off to sea assuming he will never see them again Idea of exposing infant on water They land on island of Seriphos o King Polydectes [all-reciever] o Falls in love with Danae [18 y.o.] o Wants to marry Danae, she resists o Perseus: I can give you head of Medussa o Arming scene: cap of Hades [invisible], winged sandals, kibisis, curved sword [sickle] o Perseus looked backwards, maybe at her reflection in his shield Freud: what does it mean to have a snake-haired woman stare and turn men into stone? You want to mate with mother, but its not right, so ‘bad mother’ created Freud: fear itself is female genitalia Decomposition: good and bad mother Perseus and Andromeda [and monster Cetp] Renaissance Painting aition: explains where something came from Death of Alexander the Great [323 BC] and Creation of Hellenistic World
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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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