2-4 - 2/4 00:18:00 From Homer to Hesiod Eighth to seventh century BCE Written down after Homer simplicity to complexity Transition from oral poets

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2/4 04/02/2008 00:18:00 From Homer to Hesiod Eighth to seventh century BCE Written down after Homer, simplicity to complexity Transition from oral poets to rhapsode Rhapsode- memorized work and recited, still used stringed instrument, he already has what he going to say, no formulas, performed at festivals • Oral poet-improvisation within a tradition • Rhapsode-traditional tales in hymns, in honor of varies gods, trying to stick close to tradition, literary artist plays to what the audience wants • Literary artist/writer-composed; tradition is Homer (and Hesiod) • Folktale-myth-fiction ( pseudos-Plato ) – Hesiod and the Muses Herodotus (5th cent BCE) “It was Homer and Hesiod who created for the Greeks a genealogy of the gods, gave the gods their epithets, distributed their honors and competences, and stamped them with their form.” Creation Myths • Homer: Okeanos, circular body of water that surrounds the earth, and Tethys, girlfriend,
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2009 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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2-4 - 2/4 00:18:00 From Homer to Hesiod Eighth to seventh century BCE Written down after Homer simplicity to complexity Transition from oral poets

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