LLT 121 Final Guide We will do a practice quiz on the last day
I. For short answer and matching , you are responsible for terms in the online guide,
Unit V, for Powell (7th edn) Chh. 18-22: Thebes, Jason & Medea(in brief), Mycenae, Troy, & Odyssey).
II. Be prepared to give a brief identification (3 or 4 specifics)
for any of the following secondary figures: (write on 7 out of 9)
III. Major figures from recent material: prepare for ID or matching.
(1) Theban Saga -- Cadmus & Harmonia
Semele and Agave,
Laius and Oedipus
Jocasta and Antigone
Polyneices and Eteocles
(2) Mycenean Saga --
Agamemnon and Menelaus
Helen and Clytemnestra
Iphigeneia and Orestes
(3) Trojan Saga and aftermath—
judgement or Paris, fate of Achilles, tragedy of Hector
Hecuba, Cassandra, Polyxena
Andromache, Circe, and Penelope
(a) the Triumph of Zeus and (b) the faith of Demeter and Persephone.
Outline main storyline with key terms (2-3 specifics for each).
For perspective, point out major differences between their values and ours
(honor and vengeance, ‘fate’ and responsibility, status of women, death and personality,
man’s place in the cosmos) as illustrated in the story.
Triumph of Zeus -- Cronus and Rhea
brides of Zeus, Metis & Thetis
Prometheus and Man
Pandora as punishment
Demeter and Persephone -- marriage customs
Zeus bargains with Hades—triumph of Demeter
worship at Eleusis (review major features of cult)