19_1 Trojan War - Chapter Nineteen Lecture One The Trojan...

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Chapter Nineteen Lecture One The Trojan War
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The Trojan War A great legendary event about which many stories are told Set in about 1200 BC The two great stories, among others, are The Iliad and The Odyssey The Iliad , the first we’ll read, is not about the Trojan War, but about something that happens during it
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The Myths of the Trojan War The causes of the war and aftermath are elaborated in the Epic Cycles (epitomes) These are attached to legends of different areas of Greece, particularly that of the area known as the Argolid and Elis
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The House of Atreus Pelops, Oenomaüs, and Hippodamia
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Pelops, Oenomaüs, and Hippodamia Elis Oenomaüs Hippodamia Either . . . a premonition that his son-in-law would kill him or passion for Hippodamia
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Pelops, Oenomaüs, and Hippodamia Set up a race that no one could win His horses were sired by the wind Losers were decapitated The hero Pelops of Lydia hears of the contest and determines to enter
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Pelops, Oenomaüs, and Hippodamia Son of the evil Tantalus, king of Lydia – in Asia Minor. Tantalus was impious toward the gods, with whom he used to associate Tried to feed them his own son, Pelops
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Hippodamia The gods, except Demeter, detected the “trick” and punished Tantalus “tantalize”
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