4-20-11 - Hymn to Hermes Hermes Hesiodic setting, again The...

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Hymn to Hermes
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Hermes Hesiodic setting, again - The setting-up of the universe: how did Hermes become one of the Olympians? Sumerian myth of Lugulbanda The setting at the beginning - What is the problem with Maia's life? Why does Hermes, from birth, need to change his life? - What is Maia's life like? Can we compare this to anyone else? - The humor of Hermes' actions
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Invention The tortoise-lyre (23) - Notice what he sings (56). However, Hermes is rather disinterested in music (only sings about the past) Steals Apollo's cattle: why? (72) - Again, the humor of the reversed feet Invents sandals (80) Threatens the old man (85) Invents fire, invents sacrifice (111) Sneaks back home (146)
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Maia gets angry at Hermes and Hermes finally reveals his intentions (155) Apollo meets the old man, his ridiculous reply (210) Apollo puzzled by Hermes' ruses (220) Hermes' game when Apollo arrives (235) - Why frustrate Apollo? Hasn't he achieved his
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4-20-11 - Hymn to Hermes Hermes Hesiodic setting, again The...

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