Lecture 1-23-08 - 1/23 Lecture Sidenote: Hybris o Like...

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1/23 Lecture Sidenote: Hybris o Like weeds grow out of control  o Oversexed stallions Dike Hesiod – Races Cont’d Race of Heroes (4 th  Race) o Greek meaning of Heroes Children of divinities and mortals Religious notion Divine figures that have tombs and can be worshipped (offerings) Illiad 23 – line 331 o Turning point of chariot race was tomb of hero If could trace heritage back to hero can make land claim around tomb o Heroes can die o Lines 161-165 Casually mentions 2 wars: Troy and Thebes  Pan-Hellenic wars (assumes audiences knows about them) Race of heroes dies off during these wars Zeus gives them dwellings in Isles of the Blessed Now known as “Blessed Heroes” Ultimately a good race b/c rewarded by Zeus Iron Race (5 th  and final race) o Age of labor and misery o Will one day be destroyed by Zeus Prophetic statement Related to his claim that he will make prophecies  Prophecies Children will be prematurely aged grey hair when born Fathers and sons, friends will quarrel Brothers will not be dear
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Lecture 1-23-08 - 1/23 Lecture Sidenote: Hybris o Like...

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