gm9 - context, who tells it, medium. As politics change so...

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Lecture #1 9.24.2010     Introduction: What is a Myth? Greek Mythology o Explored the monstrous and grotesque o Ancient Greece known for… Democracy Theatre Philosophy Creativity and imagination o Ancient Rome known for… Sanitation, medicine, education etc. Myth o A myth is a socially powerful traditional tale. Passed on over time.  Usually has a lesson Psychologically important to a society  Not Static Changed in the past and still change today Timeless BUT the politics of it change. Element continues but changes over time. Involves fantasy Read selectively Myth: Lore vs. Ideology o Lore The basic story itself, like the plot and characters o Ideology
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Politics of it. Message behind the myth. Changes depending on 
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Unformatted text preview: context, who tells it, medium. As politics change so does the ideology Pictures o Picture #1 : Clock of Grand Central Station God of communication Athena: goddess of wisdom Hercules: Greek Hero o Picture #2: Socialized Medicine Obama Care Trojan horse from The Iliad Socialized medicine is going to destroy our society o Picture #3: Siren Advertisement for Perfume Paris Hilton is a mermaid on rock Sirens sat on rock and sang, bringing sailor to come close to rocks and crash and die o Picture #4: The Rape of Ganymede3 by Rembrant 1635; Zeus and Ganymede 450 BCE...
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