Unformatted text preview: He expands boundaries (while simultaneously preventing people from breaking boundaries) x. Suggested that the oracle is the will of Zeus – Apollo is simply the mouth of Zeus. Then the info comes through priests. Well, more specifically, the info first comes through Pythia (a priestess) and then through priests. Priests translate what the priestess says. xi. Problem: lots of miscommunication through this chain of communication xii. Example of Croesus of Lydia – Asks if he should attack the Persians. “If you cross ___ river, a great empire will fall" xiii. Also, see the battle of Salamis. xiv. The failure of humans to understand provides infinite humor to the humans. Eventually, people stop consulting the Oracle. By the 1 st century BC, people stopped showing up. b. Artemis i. Destroys people for acting like animals ii. Protects helpless creatures and human infants c. Hermes d....
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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