ACLC 2-4 - Five Ages of Man-Section of the Archaic lyric...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ACLC 2/4/08 Hesiod: Invocation of the Muses - Archaic poet - 8-7 th century - Most systematic example/description Archaic Greek mythology - Theogony o Birth of the gods “Theoi (god) gone (birth)” - Invocation o Supplication or prayer - Invocation at the start of the Theogony - Particularly long and detailed intro to Gods - Describes features and function of the muses and thus Art/Poetry in the Archaic world. - Muses can tell lies and make it look like truth, and they can speak pure truth. Humans can’t tell the difference. - Speaks of matters in the future and that which has happened in the past - Muses are the cultural carriers of memory and the entertainment - Mother of the Muses: Memory - Poetry preserves memory and entertains
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ACLC 110 taught by Professor Dangremmler during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

Page1 / 2

ACLC 2-4 - Five Ages of Man-Section of the Archaic lyric...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online