Flashcards in Boundaries of Civilisation Deck (12)
According to the Greeks, man is best suited to live ___________. This is represented by the appearance of monsters as they evolve _____________________
Outside the community/without structure
Polyphemus was the _____ son of ________. He lived in a _____ and had an affection for _______. He was ________ by Odysseus and his men.
Giant son of Poseidon
Whilst trapped in the cave, Odysseus' men were _______ by Polyphemus. To escape they ____________ and then ________ him.
Got him drunk
In Homer, why was Odysseus shown to work with his men rather than kill Polyphemus by himself (He had a sword and was capable)?
It displays that human co-operation overcomes brute force, Homer wanted to show how humans could overcome uncivilised people
Odysseus and his men, after blinding Polyphemus escape by _____________________
Tying themselves to Polyphemus' sheep
Centaurs lived _______. They were unable to ____________ and were ________.
Hold their drink
What are the 2 origin stories for the Centaurs
Ioxin tries to rape Hera, Hera makes clouds in her form to decieve him and the centaurs are born from that
Ioxin's son Centaurus mated with mares
The King of Lapiths _________ invited the centaurs to him and his wife _________ wedding. The centaurs got ______ and then tried to ___________________
Tried to rape Hippodamia
Who won the batlle of the Centaurs and Lapiths?
Who was Chiron?
Chiron was a noble centaur
He taught Jason and Asclepius
Raised Achilles on Hare's blood, who was abandoned by his sea nymph mother thetis
Who were the Maenads/Bacchae?
- They were female followers of Dionysus
- They would chase animals around in a state of delirium and rip them apart and eat them raw