Lecture 1-18-08 - Lecture 5: Hesiod Works and Days falls...

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Lecture 5: Hesiod Works and Days – falls into genre of wisdom literature - work of exhortation and injunction; he lays out how one should live out their life - Perses (Hesiod’s brother) idealized as kind of audience story is meant for - this work was performed publicly - idea that somebody who devises evil is setting himself up - Hesiod is a voice of authority - first 10 lines; Hesiod asks muses to sing of Zeus - apples to Zeus as the arbiter of justice - we hear how Zeus can increase/decrease the fame in society - Zeus can straighten what is crooked; correct what is wrong - Works and Days alternates between dike ‘justice’ and hybris ‘insolence’ - Zeus was to correct hybris and bring justice - going to see alternation between these two themes in every story - talks in almost parallel form to portray to Perses importance of being just - Why is Hesiod pleading with Zeus to bring justice? - Works and Days set in Beosha; Hesiod comes from NW part of Turkey - Hesiod’s world is made of polis ‘city-state’ - city states started to become powerful and rise (8
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Lecture 1-18-08 - Lecture 5: Hesiod Works and Days falls...

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