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Classics 30 IDs

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Classics 30 – IDs 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.
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Unformatted text preview: 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 • Muses • Nine daughters of Memory (Mnemosyne) and Zeus (lines 54-55) • Much later in the chronological order of gods • Truth – “not forgetting” in Greek • Primordial Gods – Founded the Universe and Earth, sky, mountains, seas • Titans – 12 titans, Chronos • Olympians • Chaos – Greek for “to gate” – opening of “a gate” • Had some children, was First • Gaia – Earth • Ouranos – Sky •...
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