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Unformatted text preview: Bascom (1960s) : scholar that looked @relative t ruth values. (more, or less t rue) Myth: was thought t rue at one point, in a distant past Legend: potentially t rue Fairytales, folktales: fanciful world, at no point t rue But greek mythology contains all; myth, legend, folk tales Bards must be illiterate: as soon as they learn to wri te, they lose the ability to remember stuff. Bk 9. (greed) Ismarus. The Greeks sack the city, and stay too long. Lose comerades in the counter-attack. Odyssious urges them to leave, but they don't. several get sacrificed. Lotus eaters: forgetfulness (sloth) Some left and forgot how to get home (eye on the prize) Cyclopes Use intelligence, strategy / cunning to survive. Warns against pride (hubris) Cyclopes abused hospitality, screws odysessus, so he deserves to suffer. "nobody" is a placeholder. Once he uses his name, the Cyclops can curse odyssius. Nobody is a pun. Oudeis means no-one in greek. Odusseus is his real name, similar sounding Nobody is for the idea of quidam Temple culture: greek life was obscessed with them Space, the holy space = temenos, sanctuary Altar for sacrifices Temple is a place to keep votive offerings (god, I'll give you a rock for safety) Monumental sculpture: physical image of the god Eventually the temple becomes the t reasury. ...
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