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Unformatted text preview: Five Ages of Man-Section of the Archaic lyric poem titled Works and Days-Five ages: o Gold o Silver o Bronze o Heroic o Iron-Cronos; Time o Father of Zeus and ruler of world prior to Zeus o First to create humans-Gold o Born a full adult human o Food grew naturally o Death when time was up, no old age o No pain-Silver o Shorter lifespan o Long childhoods (100 years) o Adulthood is short o Neglected to worship the gods-Bronze o War mongers o Killed themselves-Heroic o Superheroes o E.g. Hercules, Achilles o Divine blood in them o Demi-Gods o Die accomplishing heroic exploits-Iron o Long time to adulthood o Work hard for their rewards o Old age strikes o...
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- Spring '08
- Greek Mythology, 100 years, Muses, Muses Archaic poet