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Classics 10: Chapter 6: Spring 2010 Myths of the Olympians I: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon [First Exam Next Mon.] I. The Twelve Olympians II. Zeus, Lord of the Sky III. Hera, Queen of Heaven IV. Poseidon, Lord of the Deep Bronze statue of Zeus (or Poseidon), slightly larger than life size, 470-450 BCE
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First Exam: Monday, April 19 70 Multiple Choice Questions in 50 minutes (33% of final grade) Bring UCD 2000 Scantron Form and #2 pencil; arrive early if possible Blue scantron, smaller than sheet of paper 220 students in 200 seats 3 different versions of exam; each distributed to every third seat Any suspected cheating will be submitted to Student Judicial Affairs for arbitration
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Priorities for Studying 1. Lecture Power Points: all names, terms, concepts, periods (except the visual art) Primary source for exam questions = the things I particularly emphasize in lecture 2. Key Names and Terms listed at the end of each chapter in the textbook 3. Other names and terms in the textbook
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The Race of the Hellenes Deucalion / Pyrrha Hellen "Hellenes" Dorus "Dorians" Aeolus "Aeolians" Xuthus Ion "Ionians" Most important of their “children” were the eponymous heroes of the Greeks (eponymous= “giving one’s name to something”)
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Sample Exam Questions 1. Which of the following was a descendant of Deucalion? A) Eponymous B) Prometheus B) Aeolus D) Iapetus E) None 2. Which of the following was NOT a descendant of Deucalion? A) Ion B) Dorus C) Hellen D) Pyrrha E) None
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Sample Exam Questions 1. Prometheus tried to trick Zeus by offering him ox bones wrapped in fat, just as humans burned the bones of an animal as a sacrifice to the gods. This myth is an example of: (a) succession myth (b) creation myth (c) etiological myth (d) eponymous myth
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I. The Twelve Olympians The Titans Cronus and Rhea have six children Zeus, Poseidon, Hades Hera, Demeter, Hestia Zeus fathers six more divine children Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Hephaestus, Ares, Hermes Aphrodite born from Uranus’ genitals foaming in the sea (or from Zeus!) Zeus (the Sky God) dwells on Mt. Olympus, tallest mountain in Greece By 6th century BCE, canon of “The Twelve” Olympians established (Hades does not live there)
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The Twelve Olympians 1. Zeus: sky, authority, law, decision-making 2. Hera: family, women’s fertility, marriage
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course CLA CLA 10 taught by Professor Stem during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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