Unformatted text preview: Livy in Course Packet, pp. 21-25); Greek presence; Jupiter Temple on Capitoline; various fora ; Brutus, Lucretia , and the libera res publica (=republic) in 509 B.C. (cf. Kamm, pp. 9-11) IV. Greco-Roman Myths: main characteristics A. mythos- logos B. non-canonical; mutable; e.g., two versions of Romulus' death (Plutarch, Romulus , pp. 32-34) C. "real"; shared values 7th inning stretch: The Trojan Horse in Australia (http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Xs3SfNANtig) V. The functions of myth A. myth as history: Aeneas; Troy ; Judgment of Paris (Juno/Hera, Minerva/Athena, Venus/Aphrodite); Hellenocentrism ; Theseus and the Minotaur ( Pasiphae , Minos, Daedalus and Icarus ) B. 3 main types of myths 1. narrative and entertaining 2. validating; aetiological 3. speculative, explanatory Application to Romulus VI. Myths, legends, folktales: any difference? Example of mobility: Alcestis , Admetus, and Herakles - Heaven can wait...
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- Fall '10
- Greek Mythology, Romulus and Remus, Rhea Silvia, Romulus, E. Romulus