CLA201H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Iron Age, Anthropomorphism, Iambe

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The creation of the cosmos & hesiod"s theogony. Citing: book 2 chapter 53 sections 1-2 (herodotus histories 2. 53. 1-2 no page numbers for prose) poetry author, book, line number. An explanation narrative for why things are as they are. Herodotus is writing in the 5th century, earliest preserved historian. Theogonies: theo god, gony birth. Hesiod and homer were the first to compose theogonies (according to herodotus) possibly other poets who have been earlier. Poets who are practically mythical (homer, orpheus, hesiod) Attributes of gods and heroes/adjectives/ characteristics they follow a pattern and they are descriptive epithets. Time (greek, e is pronounced a) honor, office, things you are in charge of. Theseus tells the gods what they are in charge of. He gives us biographical information from his own poetry. The muses appeared to him and bestowed poetic talents on him, instructing him to celebrate (theogony) Works theogony, works and days, shield.

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