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Saturday, September 30, 2017

056 - Classical Sculptures

In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of free-standing statuary in the round, stelai, and architectural relief











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Friday, September 15, 2017

055 - The Dionysian Mysteries

In this episode, we discuss the Great Mother Cybele and her influence on the cult of Dionysos; some of the myths and the iconography of Dionysos; and Euripides’ Bacchae and the elements of Dionysiac worship

Mythic Characters, Places, and Events Mentioned


Key terms
Cybele, Phrygia, Mount Ida, Catalhoyuk, Matar Kubileya (mother of the mountains), meter (mother), Magna Mater (Great Mother), Kubebe (Hittite goddess), Asherah (a Semitic deity), Astarte (a Syrian deity), Venus Erycina (of Mt. Eryx on Sicily), Potnia Theron (Mistress of the Animals













































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