15_1 Theseus (1)

15_1 Theseus (1) - Chapter Sixteen, Lecture One Theseus,...

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Chapter Sixteen, Lecture One Theseus, Myths of Athens
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Theseus Latecomer Myths are confused and pale Theseus becomes their “hero” almost artificially
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Cerops, Erichthonius and the Daughters of Cecrops
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Cerops, Erichthonius and the Daughters of Cecrops Three different versions of the origins of the Athenians: Descended from Athena (?) Autochthonous (from the earth itself) Descended from Cecrops Great founding ancestor, who brought laws, civilization, proper worship of the gods
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Cerops, Erichthonius and the Daughters of Cecrops Born when Hephaestus tried to have his way with Athena “The man of wool and earth” Given in a concealed basket to the daughters of Cecrops (Aglauros, Hersê, Pandrosus) Only Pandrosus refrains from looking – Aglaurus and Hersê driven mad and jump to their deaths from the Acropolis
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Festival of the Dew Carriers
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Yearly ritual of the Arrhephoria (“dew carriers”) in late March The two arrhephoroi lived on the Acropolis Wove a robe for a statue of Athena
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15_1 Theseus (1) - Chapter Sixteen, Lecture One Theseus,...

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