Classics 30 Lecture 2

Classics 30 Lecture 2 - Classics 30 Lecture 2 Epic Kind of...

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Classics 30 Lecture 2 – 04/04/07 Epic Kind of poetry/style of poetry that the Theogony is written in a long poem (always in verse) think Odyssey Hexameter – 6 feet in a line (only in Greek, translated into either prose or poetry) Flourished in archaic period Gods and heroes Invocation of the Muse Homer and Hesiod – two main epic poets Theogony – written by Hesiod – Birth of the Gods Unclear whether it was written or sung, but think about it written Late 8 th century Gony = birth Theo = gods Creation story about how Gods came into being “Human” idea of birth “religious text” – deals with gods, but is not necessarily a sacred text. Not like the bible, or a set of rules. More a narrative. Other Theogonies existed at the same time, and all were accepted by the Greeks Divine authority of Muses Polytheism – A religious system made up of many gods Structure of the Theogony Lines 1-115 Prologue
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Classics 30 Lecture 2 - Classics 30 Lecture 2 Epic Kind of...

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