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notes2exam2 - I. II. III. Literary Works a. The Homeric...

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I. Literary Works a. The Homeric Hymns i. General characteristics 1. 3 parts to each hymn a. Prologue, story, closing 2. Types of stories included a. Describe acquisition of power II. Useful English and Greek terms a. Xenia i. Examples? ii. What is involved in this social institution? 1. Special host-guest relations in terms of gift-giving 2. Can’t ask questions about a guest (ex: who are you, where are you from?) until after the guest has eaten and slept b. Polis i. City-state c. Aegis i. Mythological protective shield of Zeus d. Anthropomorphic i. Nonhuman beings given human characteristics e. Apotropaic i. Literally, “to turn away” ii. During apotropaic processions, like the one to Eleusis, people would make lewd, disgusting jokes to make the bad/evil spirits to go away. f. Cadeuceus g. Lyre h. Maenad i. Female worshippers of Dionysos
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i. Satyr i. Half horse/half man worshippers who always chase after maenads III. Places/Archaeological Sites a. Olympia i. Zeus is worshipped there
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