CLA204H1 Lecture : chapter 3

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Hesiod on origins of the kosmos (universe, world order: theogony116-125, first chaos, then gaia, then tartarus, then eros; from chaos > erebus and night; from. Night + erebus > aether and day four primal realities : come into being separately and together, not born of each other, chaos: a yawning void . not empty space, but also no form. substantial enough to be affected by heat of zeus" thunderbolt (according to hesiod) source of dark, negative things: gaia: earth. nothing to suggest hesiod thought gaia looked any diff at the origin of universe than it did in his own time; so earth looked the same the whole time: tartarus: beneath earth. deep below earth; as far below as heavens are above it; below hades. a bronze hammer would take 9 days to fall into tartarus (on the 10th day) from land.

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