In the first part (worth 24% of the midterm), you will define IDs taken from the list
of Key Concepts listed below. You should define the terms (give who, what, where,
when as applicable) AND give their historical significance. There will be six (6
Notes to pp. 867
6947 singers, etc.: both in thanks and prayerful anticipation. Probably danc- ing singers are meant (like the plays chorus);
for such celebration, cf. 10224, Ag. 23. friendship with the lyre: such as war destroys (681 n.).
Notes to pp. 701
fall on . . . linen: demonstrative grief, symbolically damaging ones
substance as proof of loss, as gashing the cheek (70) wounds ones living
body: Greek at LB 278, barbarian at Pers. 125, 5378, etc. Sidonian:
Phoenician linen, famous
Notes to pp. 6970
935 and 8890 [somehow transposed in the MS tradition, destroying the sequence of ideas; all modern editors accept the
912 The outcome is sureno throw on the back!: a little enigmatic, and no doubt reliant on a common
Notes to p. 69
Philomela to Thrace, raped her and cut out her tongue to prevent her
informing on him; but she wove or embroidered her story on cloth for
Procne. The sisters avenged themselves on Tereus by killing his son by
Procne, Itys. Tereus tried
Notes to pp. 689
212 suppliants . . . branches: see n. on the initial s.d. In fact leafy branches or wreaths symbolized any approach under a
gods protection, e.g. a messenger reporting victory Ag. 4934.
235 bright water: signicant later: 10249. heroes
Notes to pp. 678
1 Zeus the god of suppliants: 347, 4789, 616. watch . . . over: 145, 811, etc.
2 Niles outer mouth: where washed-down silt extended the Deltas channels,
PB 847. where the sand runs ne: later remarked by Pliny, Natural History 35.
Notes to pp. 64
1077 s.d.: Movement of the two groups in diverging processions may
have begun during
the last exchange of 106677; their parting
illustrates the conict of sympathies and purpose.
I preliminary note: the Greek text of Suppli
Notes to pp. 624
1036 let no one think of that!: cf. 1040. She repeats and condemns the Heralds
1005, 1008, and esp. 1025.
10379 His funeral . . . a woman: the translation disguises clumsy and possibly corrupt Greek, and there is no grammatical
Notes to p.
1009 (death) within the city: very at, unless it anticipates the contrast
with Polynices the invader (1019) whose corpse is to be thrown outside
(1014) [so in the gates is conjectured, the place where both brothers died
Notes to pp. 612
9767 = 9878 potent shade of Oedipus: a shadow among the dead, but
pow- erful still, like Darius in Persians, whose Ghost is summoned up
(621, 630, etc.), and Agamemnon in Libation Bearers (3559; he is the
object of gifts and prayers b
Notes to p.
9312 killing each other: further insistence on the fratricide, cf. 850, 888
934 parting: i.e. separation, but this translation is disputed. Lit. cuttingapart, in which it is dicult not to hear an echo of dividing their
Who, what, where, when as applicable AND give their historical significance. As you do so, look at where the
term is listed on the larger list of key concepts for a better idea of how to define, contextualize, and analyze
o Who: Missi
Dr. Montgomery Wolf
Midterm Study Guide
The midterm will consist of two parts.
In the first part (worth 24% of the midterm), you will define IDs taken from the list of key concepts below. You
should define the terms (give who, w
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Key Concepts for 8/20
Ferdinand and Isabella
Slavery in Africa
Transatlantic slave trade
Dutch East India Company
Notes to pp. 712
their fates require mourning.
know (it too well): Aeschylus uses again the anomalous dialect verb of 130 (11721 n.).
Zeus wife triumphant in heaven: Hera, who regularly out-manoeuvres him (e.g. 296, cf. 3025). after a hard gale, etc.:
Notes to pp. 73
221 for our freedom: from the threatened marriage, 807, 811, rather than
in general (609).
22331 sit down like doves, etc.: an extended comparison and lesson; the
simile recurs in this same context of supplication at Argos when it is
Notes to pp. 723
183 round-fronted chariots: a Homeric description, e.g. Iliad
1869 whetted: metaphor as at Seven 715, PB 311. altar-mound: see the
s.d. on l. 1 and n. assembled gods: 242, 333, etc.; all the gods of the
community, sharing an al
Notes to pp. 856
pestilence in 6845, as in Pers. 715. It was feared by Pelasgus at 358, 41015,
449. [faction is therefore a more apt supplement than e.g. war].
6646 bloom . . . unculled . . . shear . . . ower: not empty repetition, for the Chorus wish
Notes to pp. 845
outcome: as Danaus and Chorus hoped (210 .); Aeschylus makes Danaus
speak as if he had heard the passionate appeal to Zeus in 52499, esp.
625709 Second choral ode. Danaus remains to hear and then applaud (710)
the Chorus g
Notes to p. 84
60024 Second Episode. Danaus reports that Argos has conrmed that it will give protection from the Egyptians; Pelasgus
oratory was persuasive, esp. his warning against Zeus anger if suppliants and fellow-citizens are rejected (61524; cf.
Notes to pp. 834
his story, see PB 35172); whether storm-winds and their rain are meant
here by his might, or great heat (PB 3701), his supposed contribution
to fertility is not understood; but the Nile was famous for its pure waters
Notes to p. 82
5246 King of kings: a natural address to the supreme god, as to a supreme mortal king, that of Persia, Pers. 24. most
perfect of the perfect: lit. greatest fulller, the title of Zeus at Ag. 973, etc., of gods in general Seven 167.
Notes to p.
460 Speak out . . . meaning: the sense is emphasized by remarkable
redun- dancy in the Greek.
461 Unless you promise, etc.: cf. Pelasgus evasion at 3689,
463 unwelcome tablets: instead of votive messages hanging from the
Notes to pp. 802
4989 boldness, etc.: that of Pelasgus, in sending an obvious foreigner into the city, even escorted; fear . . . ignorance:
potentially those of the citizens.
5023 not talk much, etc.: only to conrm his identity as from overseas (the
Notes to p. 79
438523 First Episode, third part. Pelasgus time to think (438 I have
indeed thought picks up 407 (n.) and 417) has only sharpened his
dilemma: between war and material loss (43947) and oence to the gods.
He delays by suggesting sacrices
Notes to pp. 78
I will ee anywhere under heaven; cf. the Chorus escape-fantasies of
807. ill-meant marriage: 910, 81, 426, etc. holy to the gods: cf.
3978 judgement . . . judge: the Greek in fact echoes 396 judgement
three times for emphasis
Notes to pp. 778
3513 like a heifer, etc.: the Chorus implicitly compare their own plight with the heifer Ios wandering (309). trustful of his
aid: that of Pelasgus, their own herdsman; but some translate their aid, as if the crags were a city wall (c
Notes to p. 76
335 slave to Aegyptus: as a chattel, not a true wife (337).
336 what right forbids: 39 (n.). Pelasgus has picked up the hint of 332.
338 men increase their power: through
calculatingly acquisitive mar- riage, often to relations (cf. 387
Notes to pp. 756
30813 [There are textual diculties whatever order of lines editors
adopt. In 310 too is particularly in doubt.]
309 long course: its length is emphasized at PB 591
311 Canopus: at the Niles mouth, where Ios wanderings ended and Zeu
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