Classical Mythology Study Guide Quiz 1

Classical Mythology Study Guide Quiz 1 - Classical...

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Unformatted text preview: Classical Mythology Study Guide I nt roduction : • dates (BCE unless otherwise noted): 776, 753, 509, 31; AD 312 • 5th-4th centuries BCE Athens • 1st centuries BCE/BC Rome • mythos vs. logos • Traditional tales that a society tells itself about itself. • Apollodorus (Alexandrian librarian, probably sometime 1st centuries BC/AD) The Greek and Roman Pantheons Greek Deities Roman Counterparts Aspect or Domain The Gods Zeus Jupiter King of gods; heaven; storms; thunder & lightning; order in the universe; xenia Poseidon Neptune The sea; earthquakes; horses Hades Pluto The Underworld Ares Ares War Hephaestus Vulcan Fire; craftspeople; metalworkers; artisans Apollo Apollo Sun; music; poetry; fine arts; prophecy; eloquence; medicine (civilization) Hermes Mercury Boundaries; messenger of the gods; travelers; trade and commerces; thieves and scoundrels (mediation) Dionysus Bacchus Wine; ecstacy; rebirth (nature) The Goddesses Hera Juno Queen of gods; women; marriage; childbirth Demeter Ceres Harvest; agriculture; fertility and fruitfulness Hestia Vesta Hearth and home; community Athena Minerva Wisdom; skilled in weaving & in war Aphrodite Venus Love and sex Artemis Diana The moon; hunting; transitions & transitional, marginal places Oedipus Tyrannus: hero = man of pain Sophocles' portrayal of Oedipus What themes speak to a modern audience? What did Freud see? What connections would Sophocles' audience have made?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2010 for the course CLAS 1305 taught by Professor Hirschfeld during the Fall '08 term at Trinity University.

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