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Thucydides

Father of scientific history
Placed emphasis on eye witness accounts

History of peolonnesian war (between Sparta and Athens)

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Homer

Wrote Iliad and odyssey
May have recorded late mycanaean world

3

Herodotus

History of Persian wars
Comments on lands he visited in Mediterranean

4

Nausicaa

Assists Odysseus
Of marriageable age
Careful about reputation
Kings daughter

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Pandora

Punishment to men
Held box of evil, let the box open
Fashioned from earth
Adorn by Athena

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Penelope

Odysseus wife
Held on for 20+ years waiting for husband
Fought off suitors
Image of perfect wife

7

Hesiod

Poet around time of Homer

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Clytemnestra

Wife of Agamemnon
Killed Agamemnon to keep lover
Image of not great wife

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Lycurgus

Lawgiver credited to establishing spartan military and social reforms

Agoge: education system

10

Plutarch

Priest of apollo at Delphi
Wrote parallel lives

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Xenophon

Student of Socrates
Greek philosopher

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Plato

Greek philosopher
Influenced by Socrates

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Aristotle

Greek philosopher

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Euripides

Play writer in Athens

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Medea

Wife of Jason who killed her children to spite him due to him leaving her for a princess

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Antigone

Daughter of Oedipus and his mother (oedipus complex)

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Panathenaia

Athenian festival for goddess Athena

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Thesmophoria

Greek religious festival held for Demeter and Persephone

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Dionysus

Greek god of wine and fertility whose mother asked Zeus to see him in his full glory and was "birthed" by zeus's thigh after

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Maenad

Female followers of Dionysus

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Moicheia

Greek word for adultery

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Neaera

Prostitute who was brought to trial for marrying an Athenian citizen illegally