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Unformatted text preview: Educate class to be Rulers from early age • Look at stories they are told as children about Gods • Stories by Homer/Hesiod considered false stories about the gods/heroes o Primary example: succession myth o Even if they were true they are dangerous and shouldn’t be told models for behavior o Censorship What should new stories be about? • First mention of ‘theogony’ • God is good, responsible only for good things that happen to humans • Shouldn’t ascrible bad things to God • Huge change from Homer’s take on gods • Two urns-opposite, good and evil from which Zeus pours fortune...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course CLASSICS 40 taught by Professor Erickson during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.
- Winter '07
- The Republic