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Unformatted text preview: • Greater glory and beauty • Greater power, often associated with particular aspects of the physical or human world What distinguishes the ancient Greek conception of gods from ‘our’ conception of God? • Immortal rather than eternal Visual Representations of Gods • Gender • Age (for male gods) • Attributes: distinctive objects, articles of clothing Athena • Aegis-goat skin, often fringed with snakes-Gorgon head • Arms-helmet-spear-shield • Animals-owl-snake Zeus • Adult male (bearded) • Lightning bolt • Eagle • Scepter...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07