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UA - CLAS 160 - chapter 16 - Class Notes

School: University of Arizona
Department: Classical Studies
Course: Classical Mythology Lecture
Professor: Michael Teske
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, Greek, and myth
Name: chapter 16
Description: ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
Uploaded: 10/04/2017
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background image October  25 th  2016  Chapter  16  ORPHEUS  AND EURYDICE  ● Ovid’s  version:  Hymen 
Ill-omened
 marriage of Orpheus & Eurydice  Orpheus’  descent to Styx  Orpheus’  request  Pluto  & Prosperpina grant his wish on condition he not look back  Eurydice  until he was above ground  Eurydice’s  2 nd  death  The  vengeance of spurned Thracian (Ciconian) women  ● Variant  tradition  Vergil’s  Georgics, Book  Aristaeus  ● “Why  did Orpheus look back?”  Ovid:  out of fear for Eurydice’s well-being  Vergil:  a kind of frenzy seizes him  Subsequent  literature:  ▪ Explorations  of Orpheus’ motivation  ▪ Eurydice’s  role @ times becomes more pronounced  LIFE  OF ORPHEUS  ● Origins  in Thrace  ● His  moter was 1 of the Muses, usually Calliope  ● His  father is either Oeagrus, a river-god, or Apollo  ● Orpheus  falls in love w/Eurydice, a dryad  ● Musaeus,  Orpheus  Women  of Thrace/Maenads  Survival  of head & lyre in Lesbos  ● Apollonian  & Dionysian elements  ● Orpheus,  the immortal artist  ● Orphic   Hymns  THE  ORPHIC “BIBLE”  ● Chronus  (time) as 1 st  principle -> Aether, Chaos, & Erebus  ● Adrasteia  (Necessity)  ● Cosmi  egg -> Phanes, known by many names 
background image     THE  RECOGNITION OF OEDIPUS  ● 2  Homeric passages  ● Sophocles’  ​​Oedipus   Tyrannus  Oedipus  & Jocasta -> Antigone, Ismene, Polynices, & Eteocles  Plague  afflicts Thebes for failing to find the murderer of Laius  Messenger  from Corinth comes the Thebes & Oedipus learns that he isn’t  the  son of Polybus & Merope  Servant  comes forward who was given Laius’s infant son to expose & turns  out  to be sole survivor of the attack @ the crossroads   END  OF THE OEDIPUS TYRANNOS  ● Regaining  heroic stature  ● Human  & divine relationships  ● Acceptance  of the will of the gods  ● Inevitability  of fate  ● Personal  responsibility for actions committed   SOPHOCLES’  ​​OEDIPUS   AT   COLONUS  ● Produced  @ Athens posthumously in 401 B.C.  ● End  of Oedipus’ life  ● Precinct  of the Euenides  ● Theseus 
● Oedipus’
 guilt or innocence  ● Transformation  to heroic statue  ● Opposition  of Creon  ● Polynices  & his expedition to take Thebes   OEDIPUS  AND PSYCHOANALYSIS  ● “Oedipus  Complex” of Sigmund Freud, 1910  ● Importance  of dreams  ● Sublimation  & repression of the truth  ● Gradual  perceptions  ● Strength  finally to face the truth   SEVEN  AGAINST THEBES PRELUDE  ● Curse  inflicted upon Plynices & Eteocles by Oedipus  ● Agreement  to rule in alternate years  ● Eteocles  assumes the kingship 1 st  

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School: University of Arizona
Department: Classical Studies
Course: Classical Mythology Lecture
Professor: Michael Teske
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, Greek, and myth
Name: chapter 16
Description: ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
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