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  1. Titans
  2. Dido
  3. Athene
  4. Virgil's Aeneid
  5. Leda
  1. a Queen of Carthage who took refuge in a cave with Aeneas, where they had a liason. When he left her, Dido killed herself
  2. b Aeneas recounts his adventures in a feast at Carthage. He tells of the fall of his native Troy and of how he fled from the city, and eventually established Rome.
  3. c The 12 children of Uranus and Gaia(Ge): Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, and Cronus
  4. d Raped by Jupiter (Zeus), who had assumed the form of a swan. She laid two eggs. One hatched Castor and Clytemnestra, and the other Pollux and Helen.
  5. e Daughter of Zeus and Metis, born from his head after he swallowed her mother

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Phoenician princess abducted and carried to Crete by Zeus, who disguised himself in the form of a white bull.
  2. talented weaver challenged by Athena to a contest. After the contest, Arachne hanged herself and, in remorse, Athena changed her into a spider
  3. King of Mycaenae, leader of the Greek armies of against Troy, killed by his wife Clytemnestra
  4. Spartan wife of Menelaus, her abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War
  5. Greek & Roman goddess of retribution, who punished the sin of hubris, or pride (presumption against the gods)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Odysseusson of Laertes, husband of Penelope. father of Telemachus. He survives the Trojan war and shipwreck and finally returns home after a total of 20 years.

          

  2. Sophocles's AntigoneDaughter of Oedipus, she was put to death by Creon for burying her brother against Creon's wishes.

          

  3. Castor and PolluxSon of Prometheus and his wife, who repopulate the world by throwing stones (bones of their mother) over their shoulders as instructed by Themis. The stones he throws become men and the stones she throws become women.

          

  4. AresMars, son of Zeus and Hera, god of war, "hated by the gods" according to Zeus

          

  5. UranusSky god, husband of Gaia, father of the titans, overthrown by his son Cronus

          

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