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PHL187 Hesiod Theogony Lecture Notes

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 187
Professor
James Cunningham
Semester
Fall

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Thursday, September‐23‐10  Hesiod Theogony  ‐ The world was one without division and was a woman  ‐ She was made of water, she was the great ocean  ‐ She doesn’t know she exists because there is nothing to contrast yourself with  ‐ The first change is when something comes into the ocean which is chaos  ‐ A big “space” comes into the ocean a separates it into two which is chaos  ‐ Heaven is the upper water(part) and earth is the lower water(part)  ‐ change occurs when there is differentiation  ‐ Chaos is not good company because it’s nothing  ‐ Eros is desire, he has a cape which is covered with scars  ‐   Uranus (Heaven)   Woman    Chaos   Eros  Gaea (Earth)   Tartarus    (Underworld)     ‐ Gaea wants to get rid of Uranus so she talks to her babies  ‐ Titans, children of earth  ‐ Cronus is the strongest and biggest  ‐ Gaea gave Cronus the sickle to cut of Uranus’s testicles  ‐ He throws it in the air and the blood that spatters one earth turns into furies (which are  demons
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