CLCS_335_Lecture_10_31_08 - CLCS335Lecture10/31/08 TrojanWar

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CLCS 335 Lecture 10/31/08 Trojan War  Greeks considered story true  considered national and ethnic history  1184 BCE  Heroic Age  site VIIA shows signs of burning central myth to Greek culture  myth of Trojan War provides framework for how Greeks deal with eastern cultures  Zeus and Leda and Tyndareus have two sets of twins  Helen and Castor  divine side Clytemnestra and Polydeuces  mortal side  Helen  grows up beautiful  Tyndareus makes suitors promise not to whole grudge against whoever wins Helen  Helen marries Menelaus  Menelaus is the brother of Agamemnon  Thetis  also beautiful  all male gods want Thetis  prophecy that Thetis will have a son who is stronger than his father  all the gods back off  marries Peleus  Eris shows up uninvited to wedding  throws the golden apple 
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CLCS_335_Lecture_10_31_08 - CLCS335Lecture10/31/08 TrojanWar

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