The Aeneid by Virgil uses the ending of Homers The Iliad of what happens to the
wandering Aenaeus and his Trojan followers. Aenaeus was a Trojan soldier who was forced to
flee Troy when it was under siege by the Greeks. It is assumed by Virgil that with t
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Women as Goddesses, Property, and Witches in the Iliad, the Aeneid, and the Golden Ass
Greece and Rome in ancient times were male-dominated and the behaviour of women was
highly regulated. Most
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GREECE AND PERSIA
Persia and the Persians down to the Persian Wars (490 & 480-79 BCE).
Causes of the Persian Wars.
The conduct of the Persian Wars.
Consequences of the Persian Wars
o Conflict between Greece and Persia most sig
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THE ARCHAIC WORLD (800- 500 BCE)
Sources for the Archaic Age
The Polis and the Birth of Politics.
Corinth, Athens, and Sparta.
New Social and Political Ideals
Watershed Events/ Principle Characteristics
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THE HOMERIC HERO AND THE EPIC GENRE
The epic genre
The impact of the Homeric epics
The Homeric hero
The Epic Genre
The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer are epic poetry
Epic has several principal characte
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MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATION
Written history genre started around 430 BCE
Minoans first complex civilization in Aegean
Mycenaeans first Greek-speaking peoples
An interconnected world
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THE HOMERIC AGE
Late Bronze Age: Crisis and Collapse c.1150 BCE
Late Bronze Age (c.1200-1100 BCE)- period of general crisis
o Major paralysis in cultural, military, political terms
o Trojan War took place 1150-1100 BCE if it really hap
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WELCOME TO CLASSICAL STUDIES 1005
What is Classical Studies?
Why Classical Studies?
Resources: an overview
How to Succeed in CLAS 1005
Class Roster- Are You in the Right