06 Greek archaic or formative period lecture

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Greek Archaic or  Formative Period (800-500 B.C.)
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Greek Archaic or  Formative Period  (800-500 B.C.) A major  creative  period Greek alphabet Homer's writings (Illiad and Odyssey) Greek religion codified Morals Science Democracy
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What a Difference Writing Makes Greek Alphabet First alphabet with the  ability to write in full  phonetic detail
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What is the most important event in the Ancient World? Discussion: Why was the Greek alphabet better? Less ambiguity History, laws, business (all improved) More democratic  Empowered many classes of people (intuitive and easy to  learn) Easy recording of details Scientific thinking (more precise) Subtleties can be expressed Philosophy More creative   Literature (more expressive)
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Homer Blind  Recited  Created the  Illiad  and the  Odyssey   Began the western literary  tradition  Mythical beginnings for Greek  history A unifying force for the Greek  people
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Epics Larger than life Long story with many events  over many years Heroes and often gods Wrestle with problems and  also with life Lessons that can apply to  everyone in many periods of  time 
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The Iliad Interactions of men and gods Last year of the Trojan War Themes Purpose of life and immortality is achieved through  heroic acts ( areté ) Human vanity and pride can be costly Growth comes from inner reflection Death can be ennobling
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Illiad
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Illiad ― Hector pleads with Achilles I beg you, Achilles, by your own soul and by your parents, do not allow the dogs to mutilate my body… And Achilles, fixing him with a stare, “Don’t whine to me about my parents, you dog! I wish my stomach
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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