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1 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear A The DYT Production

2 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Golden Ass of Apuleius So

3 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The SPQRoman World ca. 150 AD

4 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear P. Terentius Afer ( BC)

5 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Philip the Arab ( AD) It takes a lot to make a school. Inspiring friendly value too. Global value for citizens Helpful campus ethics - WIN!

6 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Apuleius Madaurensis Apuleius was a proud Roman citizen Lived from AD Wealthy family Studied philosophy at Athens Studied rhetoric at Rome also a lawyer, magician, scholar, author Performed speeches to great assplause “Golden Ass” actually entitled “Metamorphoses” better known because of its hero Ass-Lucius Incidentally a big honking katabasis story

7 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Golden Ass as katabasis

8 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Allegory Metaphor = uses a image, an object, or a story to represent a complex or obscure idea “Life is like a box of chocolates.” – F. Gump Allegory is an extended metaphor, usually a story, in which characters can stand for complex or obscure ideas. Can also be associated with the “parable” Parable of the Good Shepherd (Luke15.3-7) explains God’s love for all creation Plato’s Allegory of the Cave (Republic 7)Allegory of the Cave O Brother, Where Art Thou?O Brother, Where Art Thou

9 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Prometheus’s Bad Career Move Prometheus = Titan, “Mr. Foresight” teaches Mankind how to sacrifice an animal while saving the meat and skin Pile A = guts and gristle covered with fat Pile B = steak and hide covered with entrails Zeus picks pile A, gets mad, takes away FIRE Prometheus steals FIRE and brings it back Prometheus punished by being chained to a rock Gutter eagle eats his gizzard every day It’s all good, though. Prommy knows he’ll get off Mankind punished by creation of… WOMEN Are YOU living the public affairs mission? Are YOU a #Citizen Bear? If so, YOU can be featured online during Missouri State’s birthday week. Srsly!

10 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Creation of Womankind Gods and Goddesses create the first woman Pandora = name means “all gifts” She gets beauty and charm Lots of misogynistic “qualities” Heart of a bitch, mind of a thief, etc Given a jar filled with all of the evils in the world: hate, death, suffering, lies, Plain White T’s Told not to open it under ANY circumstances Hooks up with Epimetheus = “Mr. Hindsight” Lets all the evils out of the jar Only “Hope” remains inside

11 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Creation of Womankind Gods and Goddesses create the first woman Pandora = name means “all gifts” She gets beauty and charm Lots of misogynistic “qualities” Heart of a bitch, mind of a thief, etc Given a jar filled with all of the evils in the world: hate, death, suffering, lies, Plain White T’s Told not to open it under ANY circumstances Hooks up with Epimetheus = “Mr. Hindsight” Lets all the evils out of the jar Only “Hope” remains inside

12 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Pandora’s Jar

13 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Pandora’s Jar Dates back to Hesiod, ca. 800 BC Basically misogynistic: blame the woman for everything wrong “Pandora” can also mean “All-giving” Jar is metaphorically the womb: thanks, Mom Only Hope remains: good or bad? Good: hope is all we have at times, and it helps Bad: hope is delusional, and causes only pain What was the Greek Weltanschauung ca. 800 BC? Are YOU living the public affairs mission? Are YOU a #Citizen Bear? If so, YOU can be featured online during Missouri State’s birthday week. Srsly!

14 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Allegory of the Cave

15 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Socrates and Plato

16 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Allegory of the Cave

17 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Assification of Lucius

18 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Isis as archetype of Great Goddess

19 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Ancient Greek Sphinx

20 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The Ancient Egyptian Sphinx

21 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Setting of Cupid and Psyche Ass-Lucius and his owners are kidnapped forced into a deep cave by the robbers shout-out to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave old woman begins to tell story (wisdom figure) Female wisdom figures = Anticleia, Siduri Cupid and Psyche = allegory Cupid – Latin cupido, “lust” Psyche – Greek ψυχή, “soul” Voluptas – Latin voluptas, “pleasure” (best sense)

22 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Plucky Princess Psyche Psyche is so beautiful that Venus is jealous Venus tells Cupid to make Psyche falls in love with the worst scumbag on earth Psyche gets sick, oracle tells Psyche’s dad to marry her off of the mountain top “an evil beast shall claim her bed’ (Cupid) Plucky young princess goes up the mountain and waits for something worse than death Wind gently wafts her down to a pleasant glade She feels better and falls asleep In the distance she sees a palace

23 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Happy Married Life Palace is filled with invisible servants who do her every bidding Falls asleep in big comfy bed At midnight Psyche’s “husband” comes by in the dark and makes love to her They keep sexing but she can never see him Husband finally agrees to let her sisters come for a visit: by now she is pregnant Sisters trick Psyche into looking at him after he falls asleep One night she looks at him with a lamp: OMG!

24 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear A Tight Spot Cupid berates Psyche and kicks her out of the palace She tries to drown herself but the river god refuses to cooperate She cajoles both of her sisters into jumping off of the mountain Venus ties into Cupid for not obeying her orders Venus asks for hints on punishing him, but Juno and Ceres don’t want to offend Cupid Psyche cleans Ceres’s temple and pleads for help but Ceres doesn’t want to offend Venus

25 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Welcome to Symbolic Hell Venus gives Psyche four tasks Sort out huge pile of mixed grains (ants help her out) Collect wool from man-eating sheeples (reeds give her advice) Collect water from a waterfall which is sourced by the river STYX (eegull fetches it) Bring back a box of Persephone’s beauty (friendly tower gives her advice on how to get to the underworld)

26 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear Music Break

27 Living the public affairs mission - #CitizenBear The predictably happy ending Poor Psyche opens the beauty box Cupid comes in to save her Jupiter to the rescue: orders all the gods and goddesses to attend a banquet Cupid and Psyche are married, Psyche drinks ambrosia to become immortal They become parents of a daughter named Voluptas Soul + Lust; Greek + Roman; Female + Male Traditional Greek deities are reality trash Isis, on the other hand, ROCKS


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