17_1 Thebes - Chapter Seventeen Lecture One Oedipus and the...

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Chapter Seventeen Lecture One Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes
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Cadmus and the Dragon
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Cadmus and the Dragon Cadmus, son of Agenor, gives up looking for Europa Goes to Delphi “Follow the cow with the special mark and found your city where she rests” His men are killed by serpent near a spring of Ares Cadmus kills the dragon
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Cadmus and the Dragon To replace his men, he sows half the dragons teeth (Athena’s idea) The “seed-sown” men arise Cadmus throws rocks among them and they fight until only five are left They will become the ancestors of the aristocratic families in Thebes
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Cadmus and the Dragon Cadmus serves Ares for eight years Marries Harmonia (daughter of Ares and Aphrodite) Hephaestus gives her a necklace, which turns out to be cursed
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Cadmus and the Dragon Cadmus and Harmonia retire in Illyria Changed to snakes and live in the Elysian fields
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The Twins Amphion and Zethus
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Amphion and Zethus After a while, Nycteus rules in Thebes
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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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17_1 Thebes - Chapter Seventeen Lecture One Oedipus and the...

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