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SSAW - 10

Ch. 10 Greek Atheletes: Myths, Motives, and Mobility

agnonism contests - need to win
Milo of Croton olympic wrestling victor - feats of strength - greased discuss, pomegranate, pinky bending, cord with neck - Herculean appetite - dressed in lion skin, wore a club, and lead army of Croton into battle. died to the partially split log
Theagenes of Thasos 'son of Heracles' - pankration then running victories - proclaimed a hero and worshiped because of statue causing famine
Diagorids of Rhodes 4 generations of olympic victors - Diagoros, Damagetos, Akousilaos (die now), Dorieus, two sons of daughter also victorious
Herakles as paradigm man of body (milo's appetite, polydamas' and milo's strength), mental or moral weakness (milo, Polydamas, and Kleodemes ends)
Pindar of Thebes Homeric verse - lyrical poetry - 518-446 BC - international praise poet -
phusis nature - birth
aidos modesty
albos success/prosperity
phthonos envy
kairos right moment/good timing
sophrosyne- moderation, balance, an awareness of human limitation
pattern of thought for Greeks albos (success), koros (fullness), hubris (arrogance), ate (retribution)
Temple of Apollo at Delphi gnothi seauton - know theyself medan agan - nothing too much
kalokagathia combination of physical beauty and moral goodness
phthonos divine envy and disfavor
kleos immortality of widespread, enduring fame
megaloprepeia competitive, lavish expenditure
Euthymos of Locri Epizephyrii boxing x 3 - defeated and fined by Theagenes - "set up to be admired by the mortals"
Polydamas of Skotussa statue - pankration - feats of strength (wrestles lion, pulls hoof off bull, stop tethrippon with bare hand, killed 3 immortals) - tries to hold off roof of cave and died - hero
Kleomedes of Astypalaia boxing - kills opponent - stripped of victory - goes nuts, kills children - hides in Temple of Athena - empty box - Delphi says he is the last of heroes
heroism to seek out and be touched by extreme experience, good and/or evil
Created by: berge