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Oral Tradition: timeline 1500 (gods) 1200 (heroes, TROY) Mishmash (real life stuff + traditional stuff) 750 (homer) Iliad First word is Anger/Wrath (minuis) About the wrath of Achilles vs. Agamemnon Achilles is pissed, anger because of Agamemnon dissed him. Odyssey First word is = andra = man About human, odysseyous is a caricature, place holder, for everyman (quidam) “man is the measure of all things” – protagorus Theme of the first few pages Suffering is caused by us. Gods are interested in human’s actions toward them. They love sacrifices. Greek gods are obsessed with humans. Gods dish out some pain, but the humans magnify their suffering based on reckless behavior.
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Unformatted text preview: Aegisthus killing Agamemnon brings total ruin on him, the gods warned him, but he did it anyway. HELEN ln 162 bk 4 WITCH SLUT! VICTIM She wanted to leave aphroditite promises paris the hottest girl How would you define the difference between myth, folklore, and legend Folklore is an attempt to explain an uncommon event or circumstance-farmer ben Myth is more global, an attempt to explain universal truths or circumstances of conditions Legend is a story of praise or ridicule about a true event that glorifies or ridicules the subject...
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