09-06-05 - Theory of Myth 9/6/05 First Exam First four...

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Theory of Myth 9/6/05 First Exam First four pages of course book Some of page 5 First 2 books of Odyssey + Intro to Book Listen to Lectures through next Tuesday Notes 1. Factors of Greek Society Unable to Interpret by Modern Society a. Animal Sacrifice b. Marriage c. Slavery i. Accepted part of the human condition (not a good thing) ii. Simply more of the crappyness of the human existence iii. Myths involving enslavement 1. Hercules 2. Slaves in Odyssey iv. Who was enslaved? 1. Prisoners of War 2. Everybody equally (Greeks, Non-Greeks alike). Likewise, anyone could be free. 3. Even the Gods could be enslaved. 2. Myth covers functions seen in a variety of things, not just one 3. Crises a. Things can either turn out as A or B (Hit by a car: Killed or Live) b. Polar terms c. Ultimate crises i. Human v. Non-human Entity: Animal, God, or Nature ii. Within Species: Male v. Female, Adults v. Adolescents iii. Animals eating young or Gods v. Gods iv. Societies within each other or Versus each other (i.e. War)
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