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anthropomorphic
having human shape
historia
research
classis
the first class
mythos
word, plot, traditional story
logos
telling, study, selection, language
dirihemyth
involves primarily gods
legend
heroes, analogous to history
folktale
magic, common motifs, told for entertainment
etiology
the study of the cause- an explanatioin
charter
form of etiology- customs or beliefs
ritualist
making stories based on rituals
didactic
a moral lesson
structuralist
two sided form, bi polar (raw/cooked, pro/con)
motifeme
the common themes in myths
euhemerism
deifying men for their great deeds, turning them into 'gods'
herodotus
awknoleded that homer and hesiod were the authors that taught the greeks everything they need to know about the gods
xenophanes
6th century bc, critic of homer and hesiod- gods doing terrible things
epithet
naming someone using attributes
patronymic
naming using the name of the father
nostos
return
eris
strife, contention
aegis
goat skin- athena and zeus
geras
booty, plunder
kudos
glory
kleos
reknown
thusia
sacrifice (means smoking)
thumos
seed of emotions
teichoscopy
viewing from the wall
arete^
human excellence
sophosyne^
sound-mindedness
anagnorisis
ingnorance to knowledge, recognition
peripetea
reversal of fortune
mimesis
representation
hamartia
mistake
catharsis
cleansing
how an epic is presented
by one guy in narrative form for few people
how tragedy is preformed
for thousands by chorus and actors
does a tragedy evoke empathy or sympathy?
empathy
time^
honor
hikesia
suppliancy
Ekphrasis
a speaking outside of the story, an extended discription
andra
means both man and husband; first word of odyssey
atasthalia
recklessness
xenia
guest friendship
eschat/ology
what happens to you after you die
kata/basis
a going downwards
nekuia
a meeting with the dead
alastor
divine vengence
komos
revelry
apologia
speech given in the defense
eklesis
a forgetting
oedipus
swollen foot
laius
left sided
labdacus
lame
skene
stage
prologos
part of tragedy before chorus sings
episode
part of play in between chorus songs
exodus
the whole part of tragedy that happens after last chorus song
parodos
the whole of the first utterance of the chorus
stasimon
choral songs broken into strophes and antistrophes- the chorus isn't going anywhere
kommos
the song of lament shared by the chorus and actors on stage
law
nomos
friend
philos
deina
wonders