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2 Oct, 2012

The City Speaks - Raymond Weilacher - Dystopium

To the last, she rendered every kindness to the slaves that her unfortunate circumstances permitted. She passed away peacefully, glad to close her eyes on a life which had been made so wretched by the man she loved. This man squandered the fortune he had received, and sought to retrieve his affairs by a second marriage; but, having retired after a night of drunken debauch, he was found dead in the morning. He was called a good master; for he fed and clothed his slaves better than most masters, and the lash was not heard on his plantation so frequently as on many others.

Had it not been for slavery, he would have been a better man, and his wife a happier woman. No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery. The slave girl is reared in an atmosphere of licentiousness and fear.

The lash and the foul talk of her master and his sons are her teachers. When she is fourteen or fifteen, her owner, or his sons, or the overseer, or perhaps all of them, begin to bribe her with presents.

If these fail to accomplish their purpose, she is whipped or starved into submission to their will. She may have had religious principles inculcated by some pious mother or grandmother, or some good mistress; she may have a lover, whose good opinion and peace of mind are dear to her heart; or the profligate men who have power over her may be exceedingly odious to her. But resistance is hopeless. The poor worm Shall prove her contest vain. Life's little day Shall pass, and she is gone!

The slaveholder's sons are, of course, vitiated, even while boys, by the unclean influences every where around them. Nor do the master's daughters always escape. Severe retributions sometimes come upon him for the wrongs he does to the daughters of the slaves. The white daughters early hear their parents quarrelling about some female slave.

Their curiosity is excited, and they soon learn the cause. They are attended by the young slave girls whom their father has corrupted; and they hear such talk as should never meet youthful ears, or any other ears. They know that the woman slaves are subject to their father's authority in all things; and in some cases they exercise the same authority over the men slaves.

I have myself seen the master of such a household whose head was bowed down in shame; for it was known in the neighborhood that his daughter had selected one of the meanest slaves on his plantation to be the father of his first grandchild.

Dragged behind his chariot What is an "eponymous" ancestor? One whose name is adopted for a race or tribe Which of the following refers to the ascent of a mortal to divinity? Apotheosis Hippolytus is caught in a struggle between which two goddesses, one of whom he follows, and the other whom he cast aside? Artemis and Aphrodite Who stables did Heracles improbably clean in a day?

Augeas Who was the father of Iphicles? Amphytrion Why did Heracles have to perform his iconic 12 labours? As punishment for killing his family Which enemy of the Greek world was descended from Medea? The Persians Gilgamesh and Heracles resemble each other in many ways. Which of the following is something that they do NOT have in common? Victory over death What was Pholus?

A centaur Why was Heracles denied the kingship of Mycenae? Hera conspired to delay his birth At Athens who bewitched Aegeus?

Medea How did Heracles get to Erythia? In the cup of Helius Who killed Heracles? Bronze helmet Who removed the apples of the Hesperides from the tree guarded by the poisonous dragon?

Atlas What is the ancient Greek word for Heracles' labours? Procrustean Who willing took Admetus' place in the Underworld? Alcestis Who lit Heracles' pyre? Philoctetes How did Aegeus die? Threw himself into the sea How did Heracles defeat the Lernaean Hydra? Dipped his arrows in its venomous blood Whom did Heracles rescue from death?

Alcestis How did Heracles get the girdle of Hippolyta? He strangled her and took it How did Phaedra die? She killed herself How did Heracles' marriage to Megara end? He went mad and killed his entire family Who was the mother of Hippolytus? Antiope Who gave Theseus the sword and the thread that allowed him to escape the Minotaur's labyrinth? Ariadne Which magical beast does Oedipus defeat? A sphinx Whom did Laius rape, thus beginning the curse that will afflict his family? Chrysippus Where is Daedalus' homeland?

Athens Who build Pasiphae's contraption? Daedalus How does Icarus die? He flies too close to the sun and falls to his death How does Haemon die? Accidently stabbed himself while attempting to kill his father According to myth, which city was founded by Cadmus? Thebes What token does Theseus bring back from Amphitrite, the wife of Poseidon, to prove his divine origins to Minos?

A wreath Who was the mother of the minotaur? Pasiphae What monster does Oedipus defeat at Thebes? The sphinx Who's speaking these lines from Ovid? Just look at the way she goes slinking before him, there in the meadow; Laius Which monster did Cadmus slay? Death of Androgeus What is the conflict at the heart of Antigone? Duty to kin or city Where did Theseus abandon Ariadne? Naxos Immediately after Lauis's death, who rules in Thebes before Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx?

Creon In Homer's Iliad how does Oedipus respond to the terrible revelation that he had killed his father and slept with his mother? He continues to rule Thebes What does sparti mean in English? Sown men What form did Zeus take to seduce Europa? A bull Who were the King and Queen of the city where Oedipus was raised?

Polybus and Merope Why does Creon order the execution of Antigone? She buried the corpse of her brother What is the literal meaning of Oedipus' name? Swollen foot Who tells Oedipus the truth about the cause of the plague, which the king refuses to believe? Tiresias Who joined his brothers, Minos and Rhadamanthys, as a judge of the dead in the underworld?

Sarpedon Whom does Cadmus marry? Harmonia What were the names of Oedipus' two sons who died fighting one another under the gates of Thebes? Eteocles and Polynices Instead of being exposed as his father had wished, Oedipus was spirited away and raised in another city. What is the name of the city?

Corinth In the competition for the rule in Thebes after Oedipus's fall, one of Oedipus's sons leads a foreign army against Thebes. What is his name? Polynices How did Myrtilus sabotage Oenomaus' chariot? He replaced the bronze linchpins with wax ones Who possessed the Golden Fleece?

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