Ancient Greece Feb 13 Exam 2

Ancient Greece Feb - Ancient Greece Feb 13 Exam 2 EARLY GREEK LAW AND JUSTICE Hesiod Works and Days A list of how to live your life Pp 37-38

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Ancient Greece Feb 13 Exam 2 EARLY GREEK LAW AND JUSTICE Hesiod, Works and Days A list of how to live your life Pp. 37-38: invocation to the Muses, address to Perses o Appeals to muses and wants to talk to Perses (Hesiod’s brother) → could be a fictional character o Conflict over inheritance (Hesiod and Brother) o Uses this struggle to make a point Strife (2 kinds): Conflict, war, lawsuit Worst is caused by jealousy Hesiod accuses Perses of wanting more than his fair share & wants to keep up with Hesiod Pp. 38-40: Pandora’s Box (note: significant names) o Zeus want to punish Prometheus for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to man Fire enables man to better their lives o Story of Pandora = story of Zeus’ revenge o Pandora means “all gifts” in Greek Each god gives her a gift Looks like an ideal woman o Pandora comes with a box (a gift) Strict instructions “DO NOT OPEN THIS BOX” Eventually opens box and lets out all bad things into world (including Strife), but leaves hope inside. o Pandora is purely mythological o Hesiod said that hope itself is bad b/c men cling to it o Kind of hope left in box? o Men lived like gods until the box was opened
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Strife: “there is no way to evade the purpose of Zeus.” P40 Pp. 40-42: The Myth of Ages o Consists of about 5 ages
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Ancient Greece Feb - Ancient Greece Feb 13 Exam 2 EARLY GREEK LAW AND JUSTICE Hesiod Works and Days A list of how to live your life Pp 37-38

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