Ch5Questions - 11 What does Hesiod say will happen to a man...

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1. What is the genealogy of Prometheus? (see ch 4, p 89 and ch 5) 2. In Ovid, how did Prometheus form humans? Why? 3. According to Hesiod, what action by Prometheus prompted Zeus to punish mortals? 4. What practical purpose did that myth serve for people of Hesiod’s time? 5. As punishment, what technology did Zeus take from mortals? 6. What happened to Prometheus as punishment for return it? 7. According to Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound,” what technologies did Prometheus give to mortals? 8. Who rescued Prometheus? Why did Zeus allow this? What hero was born as a result of Prometheus’s torture? 9. Who was Pandora? Why did she exist? What did she contribute (good or bad) to human life? 10. Who was Pandora’s husband? What was his mistake?
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Unformatted text preview: 11. What does Hesiod say will happen to a man who does not marry? 12. Why do Greeks view women as containers? What are the possible meanings of this analogy? 13. What are the five ages of men? 14. Describe the life of humans in each of the ages. 15. Why did Zeus come among mortals among cause a flood? 16. Who survived the flood? 17. Who was their most famous son? Why was his name important? 18. What does eponymous mean? 19. Who were some of the sons of Hellen? Why did they contribute to Greece? 20. What does the story of Prometheus and fire reveal about his character? About Zeus’s? 21. What might the story of the cycle of ages reveal about how Greeks viewed their present world and lives?...
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