4-13-11 - Hesiod ~700 BCE Life known only from poetry...

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Hesiod ~700 BCE Life known only from poetry - Father a merchant, moved from Kyme to Ascra in Boeotia, personally met the Muses, shepherd, professional poet, didn't get along with his brother, Perses. Later, said to have met and competed with Homer (Hesiod wins—civic>war) Attributed to him: Theogony, Works and Days, The Shield, The Catalogue of Women, Precepts of Chiron, etc. etc.
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The Invocation of the Muses The Muses invoked, as Homer does Their habits Their artistic statement Their meeting with Hesiod—what is this like? Their involvement with kings (80) - How are good monarchs good? Their involvement with poets (95) - What are the benefits of song?
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Chaos, Gaia, Tartaros, Eros (120) Gaia bears Ouranos, her husband (126) - Her children: Kronos, the Hundred-Handers, the Cyclopes (140) Ouranos' crime, Gaia's (and Kronos') revenge (160) Castration-Ambush, and the abdication of Ouranos (175) - Like the Hurrian Kumarbi and his father Anu
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4-13-11 - Hesiod ~700 BCE Life known only from poetry...

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