07 - Ages of Man 8/31/2007 11:56:00 AM Q: Are things better...

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Ages of Man 31/08/2007 11:56:00 Q: Are things better or worse than they used to be? A1: Depends on who you ask… (Science vs. Myth) A2: Things were better back in the day Things got better “Gods” were really people Ouranos ruled lawless Atlantians and gave them laws Taught them agriculture and astronomy o People thought Ouranos had god-like knowledge Euhemrus: “Euhemerism” o Thought all gods were actually just heroes Ouranos: The Astronomer King who “Became” a god Thucydides Atlantians were lawless pirates They eventually learned commerce, political unity This led them to began colonizing Things got worse Arcadian myth of Lycaon Men feasted with gods (The Golden Age) Lycaon and/or his sons tests Zeus with human sacrifice Lycaon and/or his sons were punished as wolves Pausanias interprets myth of Lycaon THEN: The Golden Age – gods lived with men
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course HUMA 1100 taught by Professor Mori during the Fall '07 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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