07 - Classical Humanities 29/08/2007 12:01:00 Ancient Greek...

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Classical Humanities 29/08/2007 12:01:00 Ancient Greek Society had negative views towards women Prometheus makes men from clay, invents sacrifice and steals fire for man As a result, he is bound, tormented, and rescued by Heracles o Alt. 1: he was a king chained beside a river o Alt. 2: Zeus outdoes Prometheus by giving men shame and justice Prometheus = forethought Epimetheus = hind-thought Pandora (Hesiod) Hephaestus makes Pandora by shaping clay Athena dresses Pandora in gown, crown, and useful skills Aphrodite bestows Pandora grace, desire, and anguish Hermes gives Pandora a “bitchy” mind, and lying and cheating heart Pan = All, Dora = Gift Pan + Dora = “All gift” because all the gods gave her a gift Stephane: Crown worn by Pandora Tiara: Greek name for royal headdress of Persian kings In Theogony, a Woman is described as a “Drone” According to Hesiod, women can’t do anything, and they eat a lot However, they are a kind of a necessary evil as man need them to
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07 - Classical Humanities 29/08/2007 12:01:00 Ancient Greek...

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