LECTURE TWELVE NOTES.docx - LECTURE TWELVE CLA204 ROMAN MYTH*THE WOLF ITSELF IS ANCIENT BUT THE BABIES WERE ADDED AFTER THE GREEK GODS AS WE KNOW ARE

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LECTURE TWELVE – CLA204 ROMAN MYTH ***THE WOLF ITSELF IS ANCIENT BUT THE BABIES WERE ADDED AFTER THE GREEK GODS AS WE KNOW ARE ANTHROPOMORPHIC – THEY HAVE THE SHAPE OF HUMANS AND HUMAN EMOTIONS (ANGER ETC) – THEY ARE LIKE HUMANS – THE ROMAN DEITIES ON THE OTHER HAND TEND TO BE ABSTRACT – PERSONIFICATIONS – THEY DO NOT HAVE THE SAME KIND OF EMOTIONS – THEY ARE SORT OF SPIRITS NUMIDA IS LIKE NODDERS – BECAUSE TO NOD IS LIKE ACCEPTING A REQUEST IT IS UNCLEAR IF THE GODS ARE FEMALE OR MALE – THEY HAVE NAMES THAT CAN BE BOTH LIKE RIBIGO WHO HAD FEMALE/MALE SPIRITS – ROMANS, WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SACRIFICE TO THE GODS, ARE LIKE LAWYERS – THEY ARE ALL ABOUT THE SACRIFICE SACRIFICE – YOU ARE TRANSFERING SOMETHING TO THE SPIRIT – SACRIFICE CAN BE LIKE ANIMALS OR LIKE GRAIN – IT CAN BE OBJECTS AS WELL – THERE IS THIS IDEA OD TIT FOR TAT – I SCRATCH YOUR BACK YOU SCRACT MINE – ROMAN SACRIFICE IS VERY SPECIFIC AND MINUTELY CONTROLLED – THERE IS A SPECIFIC WAY THINGS HAVE TO WORK – THE SACRIFICINAL ANIMAL SHOULD ACT A CERTAIN WAY KIND OF THING – IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG THAT IS LIKE RUINING THE WHOLE IDEA OF SACRIFICE – GREEKS HAVE THIS IDEA OF RELIGION AS WELL, BUT ROMANS TAKE IT TO NEW LEVELS THEY ARE LIKE PRAGNISTICS ? – THEY GET STUFF DONE – THEY ARE VERY INVOLVED IN ART, BUT THEY ARE LAWYERS AND EXPAND THE LAWS OF THE UNKNOWN WORLD – THERE IS THIS IDEA THAT YOU SHOULD BE DEVOTED TO YOUR STATE ABOVE ALL ELSE THERES A LOT OF WEIRD PRACTICES BY THE ROMANS WHEN FINDING THE WILL OF THE GODS – AN EXAMPLE IS THE SACRED CHICKENS – IF THE SACRED CHICKEN REFUSED TO EAT THEIR GRAIN – THE GODS WERE OPOSED TO WHAT WHAT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN – THIS WAS SEEN IN ROMAN MYTH – THERE IS THESE IDEAS OF HOW YOU FIND WHAT THE GODS WANT YOU TO SACRIFICE – LAWYERS SEE LITTLE DETAILS AND POINTS AS IMPORTANT AS THE BIG PICTURE AT ALL STAGES OF HISTORY THE ROMANS HAVE VERY CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE GREEKS – MYTH AND RELIGION GOES ALL THE WAY BACK – THE DEITES OF THE ROMAN CAME AND TAKE A PERSONALITY – THIS IS WHY WE HAVE NAMES IN ROMAN AND GREEK FOR GODS – THE ROMAN NAMES FOR THE
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GODS WERE ORIGINALY ITALIAN DEITIES WHICH CAME TO BE IDENTIFIED WITH THE GREEK GODS – THINGS LIKE JUNO WAS NOT ORIGINALLY THE SAME AS HERA FOR INSTANT – SO ROMANS IDENTIFIED THEIR GODS WITH THE GODS FROM THE GREEKS GREEK MYTH IN ROME – GREEK MYTH IS FAMILIAR TO ROMANS IN PARTICULARLY, THE ACADEMICS – WE USE GREEK MYTH TO SAY THINGS ABOUT ROMAN SOCIETY – GREEK MYTHI IS EVERYWHERE AND ROMAN LITERATURE IS BASED ON GREEK MYTH – THE FIRST PIECE OF LITERATURE IS A TRANSLATION OF THE ODYSSEY BY LIVIUS ANDRONICUS (A GREEK EX SLAVE) – AND THIS IS HOW THE ROMAN READINGS BEGAN – A LOT OF THE TIME, ROMAN MYTH IS ADAPTATION OF GREEK MYTH THAN INDIGENOUS ITALIAN MYTH – ADAPTATIONS OF GREEK TRAGEDIES ON GREEK THEMES ARE VERY POPULAR A LOT OF PLAYS IN ROME WERE BASED ON GREEK THEMES – TO GET WHY
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