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The Great Greek Creation Myth: Hesiod's Theogony
GRK 365
Fall 2013
Section: 01  

Students will read large selections of Hesiod's Theogony, the Greek creation myth, in the original ancient Greek. We will examine the Theogony in light of other creation stories of the ancient Near East, Egyptian, and Hittite cultures by which it was influenced. Through examination of structural themes and motifs (the understanding of the universe, the role of violence, the origins of and application of justice, and the creation of mankind, the shaping of women), we will discuss whether and how the Theogony diverges from other creation myths to establish or reflect values that can be said to be "uniquely Greek." Discussion will be supplemented by passages from his Works and Days.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)(CLST-History, P)(CLST-Literature)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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