Jan 10 - Causes of the Trojan War

Jan 10 - Causes of the Trojan War - January 10 - Causes of...

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January 10 - Causes of the Trojan War Major Sources Epic Cycle Lost Greek epic poems (e.g. Cypria) , only have fragments, Preserved in fragments, quotations, summaries Later Literature based on early myths e.g. Greek tragedy, Latin epic House of Tyndareus (Sparta) Tyndareus married to Leda + Zeus (swan) / | | \ Clytemnestra Helen( whenever Zeus has sex with mortal, only mortal female offspring of Zeus, Castor Polydeuces (Pollux) Helen Chooses Her Husband Many suitors Tyndareus’ problem, so he conducts Odysseus Odysseus’ advice: suitors’ oath, designed to cause peace, to make sure they don’t all go crazy Helen chooses Menelaus, son of Atreus House of Atreus (Argos)
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Tantalus (makes tons of crimes against kids, gods, feasting) / \ Pelops Not married these r bros,sis, Niobe (had 14kids) / Thyestes BROS Atreus + Aerope | Aegisthus + 2 sons Agamemnon Menelaus Wedding of Peleus and Thetis Peleus, king of Phthia in Thessaly Went with Jason as an Argonaut
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