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Classical Mythology

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Classical Mythology CLAS 1500

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Date Created: 10/11/15
CLAS 1500 Classical Mythology Study Guidefor Exam 3 The final exam will have three sections 1 Identifying terms and names as on previous exams 2 Identifying passages from our readings 3 Two essays 1 Identification Iwill choose the terms and names from the following list When I ask you to write in what context each person or term is important I expect you to be able to tell me at least one specific point in a text that we ve read That is for Menelaus you need to tell me not simply that he was Helen s husband but you need to cite for example his role in the Odyssey or Ajax and why he is important in that context Homer OdysseusUlysses Penelope Telemachus Agamemnon Clytemnestra Aegisthus Orestes Cassandra Telemachus kleos Menelaus Helen polutropos philia marital harmony Cyclops Circe Sirens Cattle of the Sun Ajax Achilles xem39a bard trickster Eumaeus Hermes Dream of the Geese The Bow Contest Odysseus s Bed Laertes Sophocles Achilles Armor Tecmessa Teucer deus ex machina Theater of Dionysus ThreeActor Rule Philoctetes Heracles Bow NeoptolemusPyrrhus sophist demagogue helping friends and harming enemies Ovid Livius Andronicus Vergil the Aeneid quotepicplus Seneca Nero Hecuba Astyanax Polyxena Stoicism Ulysses Everett McGill 2 Identifying Passages My advice in preparing for this Review passages that significantly advanced plot or characterization Pay special attention to passages and themes that I highlighted in my lectures 3 Essays There will be three essay questions You must do the first and you will have a choice of 2 or 3 The first is this Discuss the merits and shortcomings of synchronic and diachronic approaches to interpreting mythology Your answer should include a definition of the terms quotsynchronicquot and quotdiachronicquot And it should be as specific as possible in picking out the pros and cons of each type of interpretation The other two essay questions will ask you to reflect upon the span of Odysseus Ulysses texts we have read seen That is they will ask you to synthesize your knowledge of the Odysseus myths across the different texts CLAS 1500 Classical Mythology Study Gaidefor Exam 1 NB This is a guide only Everything in the textbook and lectures is material for the exam These are the highlights that will lead you to complete knowledge Know whowhat each of these items is why each is significant and the main stories associated with each Immortals Chasm Chaos Earth Gaea Heaven Ouranos Eros Cronus Kronos Typhoeus Prometheus the Muses Eris Zeus Hera Poseidon Hades Leto Apollo Ares Hephaestus Hermes Demeter Hestia Dione Aphrodite Artemis Athena Persephone Dionysus Charon Iupiter uno Neptune Pluto Mars Vulcan Mercury Ceres Vesta Venus Diana Minerva Proserpina Tiamat Apsu Ea Marduk Mortals Pandora the Five Races 10 Callisto Europa Minos Danae Perseus Leda Helen Alcmene Heracles Semele Ganymede the Pythia Daphne Cassandra Hermaphroditus Priapus Pygmalion Galatea Anchises Aeneas Niobe Actaeon Arachne Hippolytus Phaedra Minotaur lphigenia Pentheus Bacchae Orpheus Eurydice Sisyphus Places Crete Athens Delphi Delos Cythera Cyprus the Parthenon Eleusis River Styx Authors Texts Hesiod Homer Enama Elish Genesis Homeric Hymns Euripides Ovid Frazer Victor Turner Special Terms and Concepts program of truth synchronic diachronic etiology mythos Bronze Age Linear B Succession Myth Titanomachy place of humans in the universe sacrifice binary pairs aegis Hieros Gamos social charter commanitas liminality Mysteries omophagia sparagmos CLAS 1500 Classical Mythology Study Guidefor Exam 2 NB This is a guide only Everything in the textbook and lectures is material for the exam These are the highlights that will lead you to complete knowledge Know whowhat each of these items is why each is significant and the main stories associated with each People 57 other creatures Perseus Danae Medusa Andromeda Heracles Amphitryon Alcmene Alcmena Eurystheus Megara Deianeira Nemean Lion Cerberus Philoctetes Theseus Aegeus Procrustes Minotaur Ariadne Hippolytus Phaedra Iason Medea Oedipus Laius Iocasta Priam Hekabe Hecuba Hector Andromache Paris Cassandra Aeneas Agamemnon Clytemnestra Aegisthus lphigenia Electra Orestes Menelaus Helen Odysseus Achilles Neoptolemus Ajax Polyxena Briseis Patroclus Authors Texts Joseph Campbell Arthur Van Gennep Apollonius of Rhodes Apollodorus Palaephatus Homer the Iliad Disney s Hercules Special Terms and Other Items archetype monomyth rite of passage liminal Heracles weapons Centauromachy apotheosis Amazonomachy autochthony Argo Golden Fleece the Sphinx s Riddle metonym Judgment of Paris xeru39a philia kleos teichoscopic myth


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