15_2 Theseus - Chapter Fifteen, Lecture Two Theseus The...

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Chapter Fifteen, Lecture Two Theseus
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The Begetting of Theseus
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The Begetting of Theseus Aegeus, a king of Athens, had no sons Delphi: do not open the wine skins until you return home At Troezen, Pittheus understands the prophecy Sends his daughter Aethra Poseidon also gets involved
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The Begetting of Theseus The sword and the sandal
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The Labors of Theseus 1. Periphetes, the Clubber 2. Sinis, the Pinebender 3. Cormmyonian sow 4. Sciron 5. Circyon 6. Procrustes
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Arrival at Athens Under a spell cast by Medea, Aegeus doesn’t realize that this is his son Aegeus sends him out to kill a bull on the plains of Marathon Then she tries to poison him, but Aegeus recognizes his own sword in time – Medea flees
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Theseus and Antiopê
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Theseus and Antiopê On his way back from his adventure in Crete with the Minotaur (Chapter 16), Theseus forgets to change the ship’s flag to white Aegeus drowns himself in the sea (Aegean Sea)
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Theseus and Antiopê Athens is “founded” again with Theseus’s wise reforms Synoicism Festival: Panathenaia social reforms: classes assembly
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.

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15_2 Theseus - Chapter Fifteen, Lecture Two Theseus The...

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