The Great Greek Creation Myth: Hesiod's Theogony|
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)(CLST-History, P)(CLST-Literature)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hesiod's THEOGONY with selections from WORKS AND DAYS
Other readings TBD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Daily translation, 2 research presentations/papers throughout the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class will be meeting in the Downy House Library, Room 115.
|Instructor(s): Birney,Kate Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 4||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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