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University of Missouri
Cl_Hum 1060 - Classical Mythology

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CL HUM 2160 1st Edition Exam 1 I Introduction to Mythology a What are myths b Where do myths come from II Where do Myths come from a Literature b Documentary sources c Visual sources i Our subject Creation of the world onward ii Our sources 8th century BCE 4th century BCE III Important Words a Polytheism The belief in many gods i From Greek words polus meaning much many and theos meaning god b Pantheon All the gods i Greek pan meaning all and theos meaning god c Polis The Greek city state i Plural Poleis IV Right and Wrong a Nothing equivalent to the Torah or Bible b No authoritative collection of myths c Multiple equally true versions V What are Myths a Definitions of myth i Muthos ii Logos 1 Both words meaning word speech or story b The Greeks have no clear word for myth c Myth These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute i Outside of time ii Usually dealing with gods or demi gods d Legend i Recognizably within historical time ii Featuring named supposedly historical figures e Folktale i Presented as fiction ii Featuring unnamed or generically named characters iii Include animal tales Outline of Lecture 8 29 2014 I What is Greek Myth a Greek myth is the narrative underlying and explicating religious ritual and practice b Greek myth explains how the world works i A Etiology An explanation of why we do what we do c Greek myth demonstrates how we should and should not act i Culturally Greeks vs non Greeks ii Societally Athenians vs Spartans iii Religiously Piety vs Impiety d Myths are thought experiments i What if II Cosmogony The Creation of the Universe a What is Cosmogony i Cosmos Greek Kosmos 1 Order 2 Universe b Kosmos gone birth Birth of the Universe Birth of Order c Greek Cosmogony i Numerous versions of the creation of the universe 1 More than 5 ii Hesiod s Theogony Outline of Lecture 9 3 2014 9 5 2014 I Names a Not required to memorize all the names in

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