Hum lecture-Feb 13, 2008

Hum lecture-Feb 13, 2008 - The Rape of Persephone CLAIM: 1....

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The Rape of Persephone CLAIM: 1. Masculine elements are intrusive, reflect the two goddesses in the poem and the Olympians religion. 2. Focus on the element of Rape 3. Argue the Olympian religion is the rise of the polis, related to geographical localization, political adaptation Demeter and Women’s Religion 1. Demeter as a Deity Benefactor of human race because she was goddess of all vegetation Associated with grain and barely Not same as the god of earth Mother figure for human race 2. Women’s Cults Athenians cults included only women. Festival of Foria: performed secret rights, all focused on the worship of Demeter and Persephone 3. SUM The two deities occupy the center of female religion and worshippers Rape in Greek Myth 1. Definition of “Rape” The crime of forcing another person into sexual intercourse Broad-archaic- the act of seizing and carrying off by force, abduction (a way to have heirs) 2. Narrative Pattern (standard motifs) Seizure
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