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1. What is the story of Dionysis?

  • Dionysis sends a plague to Corinth after King Pentheus, his cousin, refuses to worship his as a god
  • Pentheus, King of Thebes, refuses to worship Dionysis, God sends women crazy, Pentheus sneaks into female ritual dressed as a woman and is torn to pieces
  • Pentheus, King of Corinth, offers his daughter in sacrifice to Dionysis, Dionysis is insulted and sends him crazy
  • Pentheus, King of Thebes, refuses to worship Dionysis, God sends him crazy and he kills his family and himself
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2. Who was Theseus?

  • Mythical King of Athens, son of Poseidon, famous for defeating the Minotaur, heavily linked to democracy
  • Panhellenic hero, King of Athens, famous for killing the Attic Bull and the Minotaur, started a tyranny in Athens
  • King of Athens, son of Zeus, famous for killing the Minotaur, set up a democracy in Athens
  • Panhellenic hero, son of Zeus, famous for killing the Attic Bull, set up democracy in Athens

3. What source do we have for the story of Pandora?

  • Hesiod's Epic Poem,Theogony
  • Eurpides' Greek Women
  • Hesiod's Epic Poem, Pandora
  • Bacchylides' Ode 3

4. What source is there for the story of Persephone and Demeter?

  • Epic Poetry, Homeric Hymn to Demeter
  • Ode 5, Hymn to Demeter
  • Lyric Poem, Homeric Hymn to Demeter
  • Tragedy, A Hymn to Demeter

5. What is the story of Medea

  • Many interpretations, In Hesiods' Works and Days she is the ex wife of Jason who left her for Glauce, she kills Creon, King of Corinth and his daughter Glauce after Glauce murders her children
  • Many interpretations, the most common, Jason leaves Medea to marry Ariadne so she poisons her and her children with a wedding cloak
  • Many interpretations, in Euripides' Medea she is the wife of Jason who kills children after Jason leaves her to marry Glauce, King Creon of Corinth's daughter, she kills Glauce and Creon too then flees to Athens
  • Many interpretations, In Hesiod's Theogony she is the wife of Jason who murders Glauce and Creon, King of Corinth because Jason leaves her to marry Glauce, she then flees to Athens with her children

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