Homeric Epic 2 Trojan War

Homeric Epic 2 Trojan War - THE TROJAN WAR The House of...

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THE TROJAN WAR The House of Atreus Where the kings who led the Greek expedition to Troy came from Tantalus , the arrogant king of Lydia who dined with the gods, stole their nectar and ambrosia o His descendants committed treachery, adultery, cannibalism, incest, rape, and murder Pelops, Oenomaus, and Hippodamia Tantalus invited the gods to a banquet and chopped up his son Pelops , and served the pieces in a stew to test their omniscience All the gods knew except Demeter, who was preoccupied with the disappearance of Persephone, and ate Pelops’s shoulder Zeus ordered Hermes to put the pieces back together, and they made a prosthetic shoulder of ivory Oenomaus , king of Pisa, was in love with his daughter, Hippodamia , but when she refused sexual relations, he offered her as a prize in a contest, and always speared down the suitor Pelops heard of her beauty and wanted to win, and brought his own chariot given by Poseidon, bribed the king’s charioteer (Myrtilus
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ASTRO 2 taught by Professor Stanek during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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