Classics: Year 9 Term 3: Sacrifice

What colour animal was chosen for the sacrifice? (1)
White (pure)
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The animal had t belong to whom? (1)
The people making the sacrifice (they could buy it)
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All participants in a sacrifice had to do what 2 things beforehand? (2)
Wash and put on their best clothes
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What was scattered on the altar? (1)
Grain
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How was the animal made to consent to the sacrifice? (2)
Water was poured on its head so it nodded
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With what were the animal's horns gilded? (1)
Gold
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What was the role of the water bearers? (2)
To carry water which would cleanse the participants
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What two things happened just before the sacrifice? (2)
The god/goddess was prayed to and grain was thrown into the fire
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Where was the knife hidden? (1)
In the basket of grain
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What was poured onto the altar after the sacrifice? (1)
Blood
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What part of the animals was given to the god/goddess? (2)
The thigh bone wrapped in fat
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Where did this come from? (3)
The story of Prometheus, who tricked Zeus into choosing the fatty portion rather than the meaty portion
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What happened to the entrails after the sacrifice? (2)
They were read for mantic signs
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What happened to the rest of the meat? (2)
It was cooked and shared at a feast (this was the only time they ate meat)
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What happened to the skin? (1)
It was given to the sanctuary
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What was the role of the priest? (3)
Lead the sacrifice, Said prayer, Killed animal
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What was the role of the maiden? (2)
To carry the peplos (gift to Athena in Panathenaia) and grain basket
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What was the role of the flute player? (1)
To calm the animal down with music
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What was the role of the attendants? (2)
Lead the animal to the altar, Assist in sacrifice
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What was the role of the mantis? (1)
Read entrails for omens
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What was the role of the screaming women? (2)
Scream the ololyge to say that the animal is dead
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What did the others present do? (4)
Eat meat, Follow procession, Bathe to cleanse, Wear leaf/stick crowns
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Identify 3 purposes for a sacrifice. (3)
To receive messages, Ask for a favour, To repent/apologise
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What are the 3 parts of a prayer? (3)
Invocation (name and epithet), Argument (remind of feats), Petition (address reason for prayer)
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Card 2

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The animal had t belong to whom? (1)

Back

The people making the sacrifice (they could buy it)

Card 3

Front

All participants in a sacrifice had to do what 2 things beforehand? (2)

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What was scattered on the altar? (1)

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

How was the animal made to consent to the sacrifice? (2)

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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