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background image   The Ages-  Golden Age:   - Ageless   - Automatic (stuff just happened)  - “Peace”  - Ruled by Chronos  - Pre-Olympian period   Silver Age:   - Decline from the golden age   - Arrogance --->  - Don’t respect or worship the Gods  - Big babies (100 years)  - Raised as children for 100 years and then reach adulthood for a short period  Bronze Age:   - Warlike   - Defined by the use of bronze   - Nameless death    Heroic Age:   - Subjects of tales and songs (heroes are remembered)  - Heroes are demigods   - Popular places: Troy, Thebes   - Isles of the Blessed (a place where heroes live forever)  Iron Age:  - Warlike   - The present   - Hesiod lives in the iron age   - The people work (Labor)   - The age of Zeus   - Agriculture and Farming   - Culture Heros: Cadmus & Prometheus  - Cadmus is a culture hero because he moves humanity forward by giving language to the 
- Prometheus   - Siblings: Atlas and Epimetheus   - ‘Prometheus’ means forethought   - ‘Epimetheus’ means afterthought  - Achievements:   - Creates the shape of man (not constant in every account)  - Brings fire from Olympus to humans  - The practice of animal sacrifice (how humans interact with the Gods)  - ‘Do ut deos’: you give and we give back   - During the previous wars in heaven, he sided with Zeus  

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School: University of Georgia
Department: Classical Studies
Course: Classical Mythology (Honors)
Professor: Benjamin Wolkow, Robert Harris, Elena Bianchelli
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: Classics
Name: Week 3 Notes (1/29,1/31)
Description: These notes cover class lectures for week 3
Uploaded: 01/31/2019
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