Lecture 9 1134
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Date Created: 10/11/16
Homer o Homer told people how to act Rules of behavior Less formal than the 10 commandments Act like Achilles… etc. Homer collected and put together lots of poems Homer is believed not to have written them all Did homer exist? He lived in the bronze age Writing about a time and culture that wasn’t actually his Stories passed down orally through the dark ages Dactylic hexameter Catch phrases to fill the line Late geometric Alphabet and epic Phoenician alphabet Greeks added vowels Odysseus o Greeks liked to wander o Telemachus - Odysseus's son o Themes in his adventures Food and eating City states and colonies of archaic Greece o Statues - perfect human form Rise of polis People lived in small local communities o Demos - the people o Wealth - land was the basis of wealth War o Warfare was changing again o Phalanx - more coordinated fighting with a "team" of sorts Interlocking shields The symposium o The dinner party o Greeks start colonizing because they need more land Sparta o Enslaved the helots and put them to work o Only sent out one colony, but they expanded within Greece o Spartans were taught to despise wealth They were not very good with money o They bathed newborn babies in wine Then they're put into training at 7 years old o Spartan men Cannot have their own household until they're 30 In the army until 60 After that they can be elected into the council of elders o Women went through physical training as well Encouraged to be strong Not expected to have kids until they were at least 18 o Marriage Best friend cut off bride's hair Only considered a valid marriage if she is pregnant o Spartans have very dry humor
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