Mid-Term Study Guide

Mid-Term Study Guide - MID-TERM STUDY GUIDE Knemon o...

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MID-TERM STUDY GUIDE Knemon o Independent peasant o Life characterized by his work o Hates everyone! = the obstacle in the story o Chased Sostratus’ slave away o Thinks aristocrats are lazy and good for nothing o Thought everyone was out to get something from him Peasant o Farmer that lived in the chora o Slave peasant did agricultural tasks Males and females work side by side and have the same life experiences (in contrast to the aristocrats) o Tenant peasant Free person who is too poor to own ones own land In exchange for some crops, they would contract to be a herder or a farmer on an aristocrat’s estate Chora o Area surrounding the polis that was inhabited by peasants o Extended to the border of a surrounding chora\ o Agricultural climate Kyrios o Parasite o Aristocrat that has fallen on hard times o Attaches himself to Sostratus’ family in order to get back n his feet o Volunteers to do dif. Tasks to pay for his room and board Parasite o Individual who feeds off another families income in order to get back on their feet Sikon o Mageiros : trained slave that will: Sacrifice the animal Cuts sacrifice to be seen as a butcher Cooks and prepares meat for feast (chef) o Wasn’t needed everyday since they didn’t eat meat everyday was hired out to others o A member of another household and not Sostratus’ Exposure Lamon o goat herder o finds an infant boy that had been nursed by his goat o 1 st instinct is o take the riches from the infant but then enda up taking the boy and raising it Daphnis Syntrophos o “trophos”=nourishment, “syn”=together/with o slave who is nourished with someone else (when aristocratic child is born, a slave child is bought and they grow up together…Ostilos and Dramos) o reflects a convention of behavior o would become slave manager when they grow up Aristocratic household o central social institution of the world of the New Testament
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o Make-up 100 members largest in Rome approached 10,000 o Males: After 7, their lives become dif. Than the females Become responsibility of the father @ age 7 Paidagogos enters his life An older male slave who was given the responsibility of watching over the aristocratic boy Escort to and from school Behaves himself @ school and gets homework done “agogos” = to lead, “paid”= child Gymnasium for physical education as well- started @ 7 and continued through secondary education Wrestling Javelin Run long distance, relays boxing Educational curriculum starts @ 7 o Females: Stay in women quarters Taught primary curriculum @ home, but other tasks sometimes got in the way Sometimes did not complete secondary curriculum because they got married o Urban component (12-15) Mansion in the city Urban slaves: childcare, weaving, food prep, cleaning, door keepers o Rural component (remainder of household)
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course REL 121g taught by Professor Hock during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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