6. Odysseus

6. Odysseus - Hades Odysseus and Elpenor attack Circe, who...

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6. Greece and Rome: The Underworld and Afterlife September 10, 2010
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Questions on Joseph Campbell 1. Who was Joseph Campbell? 2. How does he define the hero in mythology? 3. How can you justify using the term "hero" to describe Christ, Buddha and Luke Skywalker? 4. What trials do they undergo? What are the “three temptations” of Christ and Buddha? 5. How can you see the influence of Carl Jung in the thought of Joseph Campbell? 6. Why does Campbell think we need the myth of the hero? How can you personally learn from such a myth to live your own life?
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Designated Myths Demeter and Persephone Pandora Labors of Herakles Five Ages (Races) of Man Aeneas in the Underworld Orpheus
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Odysseus visits the Underworld Source: Homer’s Odyssey, ca. 700 BCE The Trojan War and Odysseus Departure for Ithaka, Wanderings: Polyphemus, Scylla and Charybdis, Circe Journey to the edge of Ocean; purpose Sacrifice at the entrance to the realm of
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Unformatted text preview: Hades Odysseus and Elpenor attack Circe, who has turned their men into pigs. Engraved bronze Etruscan mirror, Ca. 300 BCE. Meetings with Mortals Elpenor Teiresias, his prophecy: the return home to his wife Penelope Antikleia, the mother of Odysseus Agamemnon Achilles Ajax Minos, the judge Odysseus and the shade of Teiresias. South Italian, attributed to the Dolon Painter. 4th century BCE. Greek black-figure vase painting, with Suicide of Ajax. Sixth century BCE. Minos Greek red-figure vase painting. Fourth century BCE. The Great Sinners: Sisyphos, Tantalos and Tityos Greek black-figure vase painting of Sisyphos. 6 th century BCE. Tantalos, lithograph by the French painter Daumier. 19 th century The Nature of the Underworld in Homer Entrance Rulers The souls Nature of life in the afterlife Landscape Judges and sinners The role of ritual...
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