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Unformatted text preview: Athenian myths of Autochthony Cecrops- Half-man, half snake Cranaos- time of Deucalions flood; Earth-born Amphictyon-Son of Deucalion or earth-born Erichthonius- Offspring of Hephaistos and Athena Placed in a chest, given to Pandrosus, daughter of Cecrops; sisters open the box Erichthonius makes wooden image of Athena and establishes the Panathenaea Divine Visits Competition of Poseidon and Athena Demeter and Triptolemus Dionysus and Icarios Areiopagos: Homocide court Poseidon vs. Ares Later setting for trial of Orestes (son of Agamemnon) Theseus Aigeus reproductive difficulties Oracle: the wine skin: visit to Troezen Aithra and Poseidon Tokens: Sandals and the sword Labors of Theseus in Attica Periphetes (Cornyetes- club man) Sinis (Pityocamptes- the pine bender) The sow of Phaia Sceiron-Foot washing Cerycon-wrestler Damastes (Procroustes- he who beats out) Bull of Marathon The Minotaur Cretan Tales Europa and the Bull Pasiphae and Minos; Procris Minos angers Poseidon The Cretan Bull (Bull of Marathon) Daidalos (Daedalus) dating consultant and builder of the Labyrinth Theseus and the Minotaur Androgeos, son of Minos, in Athens Tribute imposed by Minos-7 boys and 7 girls Ariadne (helper-maiden) and Daedalus (donor) Honeymoon on Naxos (Dia) Ariadne and Dionysus Death of Aegeus Later Career of Theseus 9th labor- among the Amazons; marries an Amazon (2nd woman) Marries Phaedra; she falls in love with Hippolytus (subject of a play by Euripides) 10th labor?- katabasis with Perithoos Bride-snatching: Helen and Persephone Food trick of Hades; Theseus rescued by Herakles Later Career of Theseus 1 9 th Labor- Amazon expedition; marries an Amazon (2 nd woman) 2 Marries Phaedra; She falls in love with T.s son Hippolytus 3 Subject of Euripides Hippolytus ; suicide of Phaedra; curse of Poseidon 4 Bride-snatching: Helen and Persephone 5 10 th Labor- katabasis with Perithoos 6 Food trick of Hades; Herakles rescues Theseus Peleus and Thetis 1 Prophecy about Thetis (from Proteus)- Her son will be greater than his father 2 Rape of Thetis in Ovid 3 Marriage of Thetis and Peleus in Catullus (87-54 BCE), Neoteric poet; Alexandrianism 4 The first ship-Argo 5 Thetis and Peleus- a love story Ekphrasis 1 Tapestry on the marriage couch depicts Ariadne on Naxos 2 Like a Bacchant carved in stone 3 A god sent plague on Athens 4 The poor girl is half-demented; The heros glory ( kleos ) 5 Ariadnes curse 6 Arrival of Bacchus and satyrs 7 Ariadne and Dionysus The Wedding Party 1 Chiron (Cheiron), Prometheus 2 Song of the Fates; Good marriage 3 Achilles glory; Misery of old women 4 Sacrifice of Polyxena 5 Catullus remembers the pious old days Peleus (Apollodorus p.126-29) 1 Accompanied Herakles on the 1...
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- The Odyssey, Agamemnon, The Iliad, Medea, War, Armor, Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, Priam, Thetis, Paris, Aeneas, Andromache, Apollo, Astyanax, Athena, Hecuba, Helen, Hera, Menelaus, Nestor, Odysseus, Poseidon, Zeus, Odysseus, Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, Achilles, Menelaus, Nestor, Agamemnon, Apollo, Athena, Helen, Menelaus, Paris, Poseidon, Priam, Zeus