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Overview

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Author

Hesiod

Year Published

c. 700 BCE

Type

Short Story

Genre

Mythology

Perspective and Narrator

Hesiod begins speaking from the first-person perspective as Hesiod the Poet, switching from first-person singular to plural, and then shifts to tell most of the story from a third-person perspective.

Tense

The Theogony is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The Theogony by definition is an account of the origin and genealogy of the gods. The term comes the Greek theo, meaning "god," and the Greek gonia, meaning "to be born."

Summary

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