Unformatted text preview: ii) Epichoric Myth – Local myths or local versions of myths 2) Greeks v. Non Greeks a) Believed by Greeks that their sacrifice was unique b) Believed that their 12 gods were unique c) Believed that their stories were unique 3) Similar People - Egyptians and Semites a) Greek was, perhaps, a related language to either language (According to Mankin – Bullshit!) b) Related, borrowed parts of civilization – art + architecture borrowed from Egyptians c) General similarities in stories and how they are told 4) Who did the Greeks have contact with a) Phoenicians? i) Greeks borrow the Phoenician alphabet ii) In the eastern Mediterranean b) Carthaginians i) In the south and western Mediterranean c) “Barbarians” i) Celts (1) To the north ii) Thracians, Scythians 5) Random notes on epic a) Greeks experienced myth in the forms of performance (song, specifically Epic), hard arts (temples, statues, vases, chamber pots)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course CLASS 2604 taught by Professor Mankin during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
- Fall '08
- The Odyssey, Zeus