Lecture 14 ('09)

Lecture 14 ('09) - The Bacchae Head floats to Lesbos Oracle...

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Orpheus 9/30
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1. Name two of the figures in this scene.
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Quiz 1. Where did Demeter establish her temple and yearly rituals? 2. What is the name of Orpheus’ wife? 3. What are the female attendants of Dionysus called? 4. What is the name of the king Dionysus punishes in Euripides’ Bacchae ?
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Orpheus Ovid’s Metamorphoses Name from Greek root meaning “to separate” Son of Calliope (a muse) Father unknown Powerful music Can influence inanimate objects Argonautica Defeats the Sirens
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Orpheus and Eurydice Orpheus to wed Eurydice Eurydice dies Orpheus laments Heads to the Underworld Charms Hades and everyone there Eurydice can live on one condition…
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Orpheus’ Death Spurns all other lovers Also spurns all deities aside from Apollo Maenads want to mate Orpheus says “nope” Try to kill him with thyrsai Rip him apart Cf. Pentheus in
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Unformatted text preview: The Bacchae Head floats to Lesbos Oracle Orphism Mythological Theogony Dionysus Main tenants Asceticism Immortal Soul Punishment in the Afterlife Rebirth Titan Aspect vs. Dionysian Aspect Olympians Review Fourteen Olympians Zeus- Ares Hera- Hephaestus Apollo- Dionysus Artemis- Demeter Athena- Hades Aphrodite- Poseidon Hestia- Hermes Zeus (Jupiter) The Father of Gods and Men Attributes: Lightning bolt, bearded, eagle Kills Cronus Loves to sleep around But married to Hera Punishes Prometheus The Great Flood Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia Hera (Juno) Wife and consort of Zeus Hieros gamos Ox-eyed and white armed Goddess of women, marriage and the household Often shown with crown and scepter...
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