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Greek and Roman Myth Sept. 28, 2011 1
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Outline Punishment Accidents Insults ritual (again) Initiation: Brauron Initiation: Crete 2
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Actaeon, 470-460 BCE 3
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Actaeon again (c. 440) 4
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Phaethon, 5th century BCE 6
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Marsyas and Apollo compete, Base of Artemis statue 350 BCE 7
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Greek Women weaving 460 BCE 8
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Chryselephantine Statue of Athena (Reconstruction of lost Parthenon image) 9
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Pausanias 1.24.7 on Athena Parthenos The statue of Athena is upright, with a tunic reaching to the feet, and on her breast the head of Medusa is worked in ivory. She holds a statue of Victory about four cubits high, and in the other hand a spear; at her feet lies a shield and near the spear is a serpent. This serpent would be Erichthonius. On the pedestal is the birth of Pandora in relief. Hesiod and others have sung how this Pandora was the first woman; before Pandora was born there was as yet no 10
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Parthenon 447-432 BCE 11
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Parthenon Frieze in British Museum 12
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Niobe (Rock on Mt. Sipylus) 13
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Niobe’s dad, Tantalus Invited to feast with gods but either told one of Zeus’ secrets or stole ambrosia for mortals May have also tried to feed his son Pelops to the gods Only Demeter ate some of him He was put back together Tantalus punished by standing in water under fruit but unable to have either 14
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Ixion (far left) on the wheel; Pompeii 1st century CE 15
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Atalanta’s mistake Venus: “Wasn’t I worthy of being thanked for my troubles? Offered a gift of sweet
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08MythSept28 - Greek and Roman Myth Sept 28 2011 1 Outline...

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