2-18-2010 - Tuesday 02/18/2010 CLT Notes Lecture focus:...

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Tuesday 02/18/2010 CLT Notes Lecture focus: Heracles Heracles “Glory of Hera”? A hero of extremes Serves humanity by ridding the world of dangers Dangerous to everyone around him (like Gilgamesh) Prevails against death and is made immortal (Said: Did not actually ride Pegasus.) Panhellenic hero – adventures take him throughout the Greek world and beyond Enormous body of myth and tales – complete picture must be pieced together from many sources Focus: 12 Labors Genealogy of Heracles Descendant of Perseus (King of Tiryns; founded Mycenae) ‘Parents’: Amphitryon and Alcmena Alcmena won’t have sex with Amphitryon until he avenges the death of her brothers (Said: Goes and does so, comes home, wants to do it. Wife is confused; she tells him that he was just here? Turns out Zeus came back and had a good night with her (Zeus makes night 3x long)) Zeus (Read dad) Alcmena gives birth to twins Heracles (son of Zeus) Iphicles (son of Amphitryon) Birth of Heracles Zeus’ boast – a descendant of his own seed born
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