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Welcome to Classics 10 : Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology Professor Tim Brelinski, tbrelinski@ucdavis.edu, Fall 2011 I. Syllabus and Course Details II. Mythos vs. Logos III. Myth and Mythos “Ulysses’ Homecoming,” (1842)
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And if you happen to think that Greek myth is dead or that only educated and pompous people reference it,
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Look at this. .. si.com, 20 Sept. 2011, from Andy Staples’ College Football Power Rankings. Article’s Title: “Titans Clash When Pairing Top 25 Teams, Figures in Greek Mythology.” It turns out you’ll need this course just to make sense of Sports Illustrated! Who knew?
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#1 Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) Zeus: The king of the gods is also the king of college football at the moment . Having seen Oklahoma, LSU and Alabama in person the past two weekends, it's clear the key difference between the three is that Oklahoma has the most polished offense to go along with its nasty, playmaking defense. LSU and Alabama defend as well as Oklahoma, and maybe better; but thunderbolt-hurler Landry Jones and a seriously up-tempo offense give the Sooners the first pick of the nectar and ambrosia. Last game: Beat Florida State, 23-13 Next game: Saturday vs. Missouri Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/09/20/power- rankings-greek-mythology/index.html#ixzz1YiE6I5jl
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#2 LSU Tigers (3-0) The Titans: LSU's defensive line is a bunch of giants who just might help the Tigers rule all of college football. When a freshman stud like Anthony Johnson is a situational player, you know the line is deep. Last week in Starkville, starter Michael Brockers and reserve Bennie Logan accounted for six of LSU's 15 tackles for loss from one defensive tackle position. No other team in the nation has that kind of depth in the position group that has played an outsized role in deciding each of the past five BCS title games. Sure, the Titans eventually lost control of the world to the Olympians, but they ruled for a long time. Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/09/2 0/power-rankings-greek-mythology/index.html#ixzz1YiDg7Wbd
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#6 Boise St. Broncos (2-0) Perseus: If all goes according to coach Chris Petersen's plan, the Broncos will be the Perseus of college football. By ripping through its schedule and hoping for chaos elsewhere, Boise State can reach the national title game and slay Medusa (the BCS) . Because once Boise State gets a crack at the title -- which it very well might win -- the powers that be in college football will change the system for crowning a champion. Boise State also bears another similarity to Perseus . In Greek mythology, Perseus is the son of Zeus, who entered a locked tower from above to romance Perseus' mom. Boise State's current place in the college football world has its roots in the Broncos' Fiesta Bowl win against Oklahoma, which, for the purposes of this week's Power Rankings, is Zeus . Last game: Beat Toledo, 40-15
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