Ch14HeraclesPart2a

Ch14HeraclesPart2a - Classics 10: Chapter 14: Fall 2011...

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Classics 10: Chapter 14: Fall 2011 Heracles: Part 2: Labors, Deeds, and Death I. The Twelve Labors (cont.) II. Other Deeds III. Death and Divinity At left, former Gov. Schwarzenegger as Hercules (1969
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Second Exam: This Friday 70 Multiple Choice Questions in 50 minutes (33% of final grade) Bring UCD 2000 Scantron Form and #2 pencil; arrive early if possible 3 different versions of exam; each distributed to every third seat Any suspected cheating will be submitted to Student Judicial Affairs for arbitration
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Second Exam: Friday Chapters 9-15 ONLY (not cumulative) Even coverage: 6-9 questions per chapter, most from lecture A few questions on exam specifically from book (i.e., from Key Names and Terms) Know Key Names, narrative flow of each story as presented in lecture Read questions carefully, since I will write them carefully
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The Twelve Labors 1. Nemaean Lion 7. The Cretan Bull 2. Lernaean Hydra 8. Horses of Diomedes 3. Ceryneian Deer 9. Girdle of Hippolyta 4. Erymanthian Boar 10. Cattle of Geryon 5. Augean Stables 11. Apples of the Hesperides 6. Stymphalian Birds 12. Cerberus
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Ninth Labor: Girdle of Hippolyta Heracles to bring back the girdle of Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, for Eurystheus’ daughter Amazons = tribe of warrior women who lived on the Black Sea (North of Turkey) Girdle = practical and symbolic Girdle = a belt that held tunic in place during training Loosening the girdle = submitting to sex Forcibly removing the girdle = rape How was Heracles to win the girdle? This labor a battle of male vs. female honor
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Ninth Labor: Girdle of Hippolyta Heracles tries seduction: it works! Hippolyta offers him the girdle as love gift Hera so angry she intervenes, rousing the Amazons to attack Heracles He strangles Hippolyta, fights off the Amazons, and escapes with the girdle Hence he prevails in love and war, and the victim of Hera’s anger is Hippolyta Amazons sexy and scary to Greeks, their conquest in love and war a likely Greek fantasy
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Heracles Fights an Amazon Note the girdle on the Amazon Note also her muscles
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Tenth Labor: Cattle of Geryon Geryon a monster with three bodies joined at the waist, had distinctive red cattle Lived on an island in the Far West near the Ocean (i.e., the edge of the world) Trudging in the hot North African desert trying to find passage to the island, Heracles fires an arrow at the sun Helius is impressed with this spiritedness, lends Heracles the cup in which he sails the ring of Ocean from West to East every night
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Heracles in Helios’ Cup, 4 th cent. BCE
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Tenth Labor: Cattle of Geryon In this cup, Heracles sails into the Ocean (and so out of the Mediterranean) Heracles finds and kills Geryon, rustles the cattle into the cup of Helios, sails back Lands in Spain, returns the cup to Helios Drives the cattle overland all the way to Greece, stops in Italy along the way Furthers Heracles’ worldwide reputation Eurystheus sacrifices the cattle to Hera
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th cent. BCE,
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