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Review of Assignment and Lecture 16 (2/22): Greek Religion and Ionian Rationalism Reading Assignment: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter (e- reserves), selections from the Presocratics (website), Herodotus pp. 135-147, 228; Martin pp. 125-130 Questions: What are Greek gods like? How do people interact with them? What does do ut des mean, and how does it describe the relationship between people and the gods? The Greek Gods are Anthropomorphic which means they take the form of man and have thoughts and feelings like us too. UT Des means “I give so you may give” Indicates an equal exchange or substitution of goods or services. In what sense is Greek religion publicly focused? Religion is publically focused because it is a commonality between people of the polis. They all worship the same god and if one person does something wrong the entire community is punished. What do Greek priests do? Greek priests interpret oracles. What is miasma? What was the Curse of the Alcmaeonidae? Miasma is polluting the community. The curse of Alcmaeonidae is if one person violated a sacred space the entire community is punished.
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What is a temenos? What two things does a temenos
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