5 - GREEK MYTHS Backtrack a little bit multiple myths and...

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9/5/08 GREEK MYTHS Backtrack a little bit- multiple myths and multiple authors Hesiod- 1. Theogony : Birth of gods, supremacy of Zeus 2. Works and Days : Human life, why it was hard- 5 ages of man come in here, Prometheus and Pandora myth 5 Ages of Man, but standard story has 4- don’t know if someone added something Author Review Hesiod, Homer: Homeric Hymns (8 th century BCE, Greek) Archilochus (7 th century BCE)- still in same era- Archaic Age Aeschylus (5 th century BCE)- Athenian Greek tradgedy- Classic Age Plato (4 th century BCE) Ovid (1 st century CE, Latin) Apollodorus (2 nd century CE, Greek) Hygenus (4 th century CE, Latin)-------a little less reliable than Apol., him and Apol. Play important role because gathered lots of imformation Case Study: Prometheus Hesiod’s 2 versions: Son of Clymene and Iapetos; other immortals create man Aeshylus (son of Themic) Hyginus, Apol… Bottom Line: myths get added onto with later authors Ovid - retelling of 4 ages- Earth producing fruit with no something
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