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The origin of the name/word Europe

Good morning, afternoon, evening

 

Federica, Michela, Silvia, Loretto, Marco, Sara, Daniele, Mirella, Giuliana, Elisa, 

 

this is homework for our next class as we agreed: studying the origin of the name Europe and its meaning. 

My contribution is offering you some material you can compare with that you can find on the Internet. 

The following questions are for you to reply:

1. What was originally Europe?

2. According to mythology, Europa was the daughter of Agenore, King of Tire. What did she do in the myth? 

3. In which part of the world did this myth originate?

4. What is the role played by Europe's brothers in the myth?

5. How can the Taurus constellation and the myth of Europe be connected?


Up to you to continue, everybody's pleasure reading

Federica: kind of you your appreciation. What a trainer has to do is making perceptions develop.

How would you do that?

How many perceptions do you know exist?

Federica: how interesting your comments! There is so much more to say about perceptions, it will be stimulating comparing our ideas in class.

Other comments are very, very welcome.

Daniele: what a fast connections between past and present! Mythology and economy! It might be an invitation to keep memories of the past even when doing the simplest gestures every day. Have a look at your writing again checking accuracy. We'll see to it in class.

Silvia: there is so much to know about so interesting subjects! Which identity might it be/is it the one of being European? Belonging to what? 

Enjoy your English

Anna - Coordinator

Source: Rembrandt's abduction of Europe - J.P. Getty Museum - New York

File:Rembrandt Abduction of Europa.jpg

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0 #6 Silvia 2019-02-25 18:13
1) the name Europe derives from the Greek language and means "big eyes". It's curios there is a medicinal plant called Eufrasia officinalis L. it is used as eye drops.
2) Europe was a phoenician Princess. Zeus seeing her one day, while she was gathering flowers along the beach, he fell in love with her. He decided to kidnap her by turning into a beautiful and gentle white bull, inviting her to climb on his croup. Crossing the sea he took her to Crete. Europe became the first Queen of Cyprus,from her union with Zeus, three sons were born, Minosse, Radamonto and Serpedonte. According to Herodotus, the myth referred to the kidnapping of maidens for the purpose of forced marriage.
3) This myth is supposed to have originated in the Greek world.
4)The Europe's brothers wandered for a long time to find their sister and their role represents the migration between east and west, the name of Europe that was given to the western territories, reflects this shift.
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0 #5 Silvia 2019-02-21 17:50
1) The name Europe derives from the Greek language and means "big eyes". It's curios, there is a medicinal plant called Eufrasia officinalis L. it is used as eye drops.
2) Europe was a phoenician Princess. Zeus seeing her one day while she was gathering flowers along the beach, he fell in love with her. He decided to kidnap her by turning into a beautiful and gentle white bull, inviting her to climb on his croup. Crossing the sea he took her to Crete. Europe became the first Queen of Cyprus, from her union with Zeus, three sons were born, Minosse, Radamonto and Serpedonte. According to Herodotus, the myth referred to the kidnapping of maidens for the purpose of forced marriage.
3) This myth is supposed to have originated in the Greek world.
4) The Europe's brothers wandered for a long time to find their sister and their role represents the migration between east and west; the name of Europe that was given to the western territories, reflects this shift.
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0 #4 Federica 2019-02-10 17:46
How many perceptions do you know exist?
The sensorial perception generates emotions, bad or good: we can be empathic when we meet someone who is living an experience, suffering or happiness, we have already lived; we can be worried if we feel in danger, and so.
Our brain governs our actions using our experiences.
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0 #3 Federica 2019-02-10 17:44
What a trainer has to do is making perceptions develop.
How would you do that?
When we’re reading a book or watching a film with superficiality it means we are reading or watching something that doesn’t involve us. According to me, first of all we have to select subjects that interest us. This approach stimulates our curiosity and pushes us to deepen and find connections.
A good trainer should understand interest of their students and encourage interactions by proposing food of thought and questions: exactly like Anna does.
Then, in a discussion, it could happen that someone doesn’t agree with the others and this is good, because it develop the critical sense.
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0 #2 Daniele 2019-02-05 22:10
It seems "Europa" it meant "Occident", the people who stopped muslim invaders.
In Greek mitology when Zeus saw Agenore's daughter, Europa, he fell in love with her.
When she was picking flowers by the sea, he turned into a white bull to kidnap her, and he took her to Creta for tell her that he was in love.
Agenore sent his sons to looking for her, and not come back without her. The three brothers never found her,than never came back home.
So Fenice became king of Phenicia (Syria and Lebanon's coast), Cilice became king of Cilicia (south of Turkey),
and Cadmo became king of Thebes, near Athens.
Europa became the first Queen of Creta, she had three children from Zeus who gave her three gifts, one of these was the Bull constellation in the sky.
Greek people, in hers honor, called "Europa" all the north area from Creta, our continent.
The Europa's face is printed on the Euro money.
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0 #1 Federica 2019-02-03 19:02
Anna's lessons are very exciting: we can improve our English learning a lot of things! Thanks Anna!
I did my homework not without difficulty, and you, dear classmates?
See you next Wednesday
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