CLAA06H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Theodicy, Theban Cycle, Epic Cycle
Go through the evidence the author uses (plays, hesiod, theogony, myths) Then explain how this evidence is used to support the author. Rhea seeks retribution for the violence done against her and her children by. Second retribution is done against cronus by repeating the cycle. Justice no longer consists of violent acts, justice now occurs because it exists in the authority of zeus. Progression of female powers in hesiod"s succession myth. Aphrodite, an awful and lovely goddess , born from uranus" severed genitals. It is dangerous because it clouds people"s judgment. Aphrodite is charged with being the one who disrupts reason. Gaia parthenogenesis (virgin birth) uranus, pontus, mountains, typhoeus. Benevolent female goddesses whom have no part in reproduction or sexuality. Metis is represented as a threat to the male authority of zeus because she is an intelligent female. Zeus" solution to this is to swallow her and make her a property of himself.