Nov 1 - Term 2 Monday, November 1 Lecture 2: Zeus Divine...

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Unformatted text preview: Term 2 Monday, November 1 Lecture 2: Zeus Divine Patriarch (ruled by the father) [ Jove, Jupiter] Sky- father (dios) Mature bearded male Sky, weather Thunderbolts made by Cyclopes Eagle Dodona = oracle provided by Zeus, little statue found her Champion of justice (dike), hospitality = hosts treat strangers good, guests good hosts, very important concept, if you treated your host badly then you could expect punishment from Zeus (xenia) , suppliants, supplication = say enemy was after you, and you say please help me, ritual that obliged to you too, Sexually promiscuous Zeus Sex Life (a selection) Zeus seduces: Europa in the form of a bull (kings of Crete) = bull comes everyone else runs away and she hops on bull and he jumps in the ocean, goes backs to island of crete, sexes her, Danae in the form of a rain-shower (Perseus) = Zeus encloses her in a underground cave, changes into the rain shower and sexes her, Perseus grows up accidentally kills his grandpa...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course CLASSICS 2200 taught by Professor Sharp during the Winter '10 term at UWO.

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Nov 1 - Term 2 Monday, November 1 Lecture 2: Zeus Divine...

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