Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Chapter 14 Lecture One of Two Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Chapter 14 Lecture One of Two Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain ©2012 Pearson Education Inc."— Presentation transcript:

1 Chapter 14 Lecture One of Two Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

2 Argolid ©2012 Pearson Education Inc. NASA

3 ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

4 Myths of the Argive Plain Rich Bronze Age area – Mycenae – Lion’s gate – Beehive tombs Tiryns ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

5 Fig The Lion Gate at Mycenae. ©2012 Pearson Education Inc. Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, Athens

6 IO AND HER DESCENDANTS The Wanderings of Io ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

7

8 The Wanderings of Io The river god Inachus and Melia – Io Zeus’s passion and Hera’s jealousy – Lerna – the “cow” – Argus – Hermes (Argeïphontes) ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

9 Fig Hermes Slays Argus ©2012 Pearson Education Inc. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

10 The Wanderings of Io Ionian Sea, Byzantium, the “Bosporus,” the Caucus Mountains, Egypt Epaphus “he who has been touched” – = Isis – boôpis ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

11 IO AND HER DESCENDANTS Crimes of the Danaïds ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

12 Crimes of the Danaïds Epaphus + Memphis – Libya + Poseidon Agenor Belus Belus has two sons – Aegyptus, who rules in Arabia, – Danaüs, who rules in Libya ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

13 Crimes of the Danaïds Aegyptus has fifty sons Danaüs has fifty daughters – the Danaïds They flee to Argos to prevent the proposed marriages – Danaüs now king in Argos The sons of Aegyptus in Argos ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

14 Crimes of the Danaïds “All but one” – Hypermnestra spares Lynceus – Their heads buried in the Lernean swamp ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

15 OBSERVATIONS Springs and the Dangers of Woman ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

16 Dangers of Woman Etiological to explain the swamps? – Also from another, related story Amymonê and Poseidon Theme of female resentment against fixed marriages – Also saved Argos from foreign rule ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

17 Fig Poseidon and Amynomê. ©2012 Pearson Education Inc. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, New York

18 Dangers of Woman Historical connection between Argos and Egypt – The historical Danuna (Sea Peoples?) or 1200 BC, and the tribe of Dan “Danaän used by Homer to refer to the Argives and Achaeans (words for the Greeks at Troy). – Hellenes only from Thessaly ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.

19 End ©2012 Pearson Education Inc.


Download ppt "Chapter 14 Lecture One of Two Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain ©2012 Pearson Education Inc."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google