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Unformatted text preview: -He lived in the very earliest stages of the reintroduction of literacy to the Greek world Succession of Gods • Second generation: Ouranos (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth)-Castration of Ouranos by Kronos (156-183) • Third generation (Titans): Kronos and Rheia-Rheia’s deception of Kronos (463-508)-Battle of Titans and Olympians (621-725) • Fourth generation (Olympians): Zeus-Battle of Zeus and Typhoios Theogony and Myth • Where did Hesiod get the material that he included in Theogony ?-Myth! Traditional stories-Example: parallels to succession myth known from Ancient Near Eastern cultures • What did he do with this material?-organize and elaborate-rework and shape Rule of Zeus • Becomes king of gods (886-90) • Marriage...
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- Fall '07
- Greek Mythology, Zeus, Gaia, Titans, Theogony Identity, Typhoios Theogony