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Greek and Roman Myth Sept. 8, 2011 1
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Outline What is myth? Your answers What was mythos ? Ancient opinions Myth in modern terms Handout Bremmer Barthes? Introduction to Hesiod 2
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mythos vs. logos? Logos in Hesiod and Homer mostly associated with the speech of the weaker used to persuade the stronger frequently deceptive or negative Mythos in Hesiod and Homer speech of the stronger parties effective and powerful Mythos and logos in Plato 4
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Example from Hesiod Gaia is upset and wants her sons to help her get revenge. She has a plan! “They were tongue-tied with fear when they heard this. But Cronos, whose mind worked in strange ways, Got his pluck up and found the words ( mythoi ) to answer her.” 5
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Plato’s problem with myth “First, telling the greatest falsehood about the most important things doesn’t make a fine story – I mean Hesiod telling us about how Ouranos behaved, how Cronos punished him for it, and how he was in turn
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