Part 2 - Part II The Greek Legacy Triumph Humanism and...

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Part II: The Greek Legacy: Triumph Humanism and Reason 1. Individualism and the Greek Community a. Heroic Age (1200-750 B.C.): i. Homer (750 BC) creates “Epic Heroes” to build a new culture for his time after “dark ages.” ii. Bardic Tradition: History as song; poets as “historians” Epic: story in song to teach their cultural values iii. The Muses “The Muse” (209) = feminine power to inspire Nine muse for the literary arts: lyrics poetry, history, epic poetry, etc. b. Gods of Greece (see Table, 163-64) c. Heroic Literature: Epic History in the Iliad i. Audience: upper class men ii. Purpose: cultural propaganda. Greek Heroes = models of courage and skill to men (what to be) and women (to look for) iii. Dominant Theme: warrior code of personal honor and glory (Book 9:415-420; Achilles’ 2 destinies, Book 9: 497-505) iv. Contrasting Theme: Admiration of Enemies (Handout, pg. 148) d. The Persian Wars and the Golden Age of Greece (480-404 B.C.) i. Persians defeated twice, 490 (Marathon) & 480 B.C. (Thermopylae ii. Elevated cultural and racial pride of Greek city states iii. Athens as first Democratic state: “rule by people” e. Greek Theater and Tragedy (205-209, 225) i. Speech with Music = opera
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ii. Sacred ground: dedicated to Dionysus god wine, irrationality, altered states! iii.
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