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CLAS170-Oct8 - CLAS170-Oct 8 Troy The Greatest Mythological...

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CLAS170-Oct 8 Troy The Greatest Mythological Cycles (so-called b/c most of the major heroes were present. Works listed under topic constitute our only surviving literary treatments I. Troy -Iliad, Odyssey, Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Ajax, several plays also by Euripides II. Thebes -Theban plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles and Euripides, the Thebaid III. Argonauts -Argonautica IV. Calydonian Boar Hunt Troy -mythology of Troy most extensive of all the themes of Greco-Roman myth -Trojan War probably happened in the Bronze Age -12 th cent. BC -Iliad only one (small) part of the overall story of Troy -homer considered “canonical” -homer the “bible of the Greeks” -Sources run from the 8 th century BC to 5 th cent. AD -Trojan Cyclical Epics (8 th Cent. BC) -Athenian tragedy (5 th Cent. BC) Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides -Aeneid (Roman, 1 st Cent. AD) Virgil -Metamorphoses (Roman, 1 st Cent. AD) Ovid “The face that launched a thousand ships” (Poe) -The Trojan Cycle revolves around the fight for a woman
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLAS 170 taught by Professor Staley during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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