Ch13Perseus - Classics 10 Chapter 13 Spring 2011 Perseus...

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Classics 10: Chapter 13: Spring 2011 Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain I. Io and Her Descendants II. Perseus and Medusa III. Perseus and Andromeda At left, Benvenuto Cellini, Perseus and Medusa, 1554, in bronze
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Perseus: Major Themes Descendants of Perseus will rule Mycenae, greatest of Bronze Age Greek cities As the founder of Mycenae, Perseus involved in great adventures appropriate for his heroic city Perseus a simple hero, though plots of his stories complicated and interrelated His myths older than Trojan War myths? Most of the good guys live happily ever after; many folktale motifs No major literary account of his deeds (why?)
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