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11.12.07 - History, Myth, and Communal Identity Foundation...

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History, Myth, and Communal Identity Foundation myth: a story about the origin of a community (national, ethnic, religious) that helps establish what it mean to be part of that community Examples? Cimon and the bones of Theseus Augustus and Aeneas Connections between Augustus and Aeneas were not invented by Vergil Genealogical connections: the genealogy Venus-Aeneas-Acsanius goes back to early Greek tradition; by the second century BCE, the Julian family (lulius) had identified Ascanius with their ancestor lulus Genealogical connections: Augustus (adopted sone of Julius Caesar) as direct descendant of Aeneas Thematic parallels: original founder/ new founder Thematic parallels: pietas, ‘an attitude of dutiful respects towards those whol one is bound by ties of religion, consanguinity, etc.’ (Oxford Latin Dictionary) Thematic parallels” pietas o Augustus: presented himself as motivated by piety towards his father and devotion to the common god o Aeneas: characterized…
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