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Unformatted text preview: CLAS 131 Notes 6 Day 7 9/10/10 The Nature of the Gods Hesiod, Theogony The Gods and the World How did the ancient Greeks use myth to conceptualize the relationship between the gods and the world. All Greek deities are anthropomorphic, but are they all anthropomorphic to the same extent and in the same ways? Think about:- the difference between simple personifications a gods imagined as individuals with distinct personalities- the extent to which those two ‘types’ of god are completely separate categories or are simply two ends of the spectrum Muses in Theogony Line 7: ‘they begin their choral dance on Helikon’s summit’ Line 11-22: they sang about the gods Line 23: ‘they once taught Hesiod the art of singing verse’ Line 37: ’start with the Muses’ Line 53-63: nine daughters of Zeus and Memory Who are the Muses? Divine personification/source of poetic inspiration- Compare first line of Odyssey Later associated with inspiration for other artistic and intellectual endeavors...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07
- The Odyssey, Zeus