Essays Tagged: "Hesiod"

Greek Philosophy.

cal explanation of the world around them, but also provided a practical guide to life.From Homer to Hesiod, we see the reflections of the ancient Greeks and their use of Gods to fulfill their spiritua ... servation about the shortness of life, and the suffering of earthly existence.The great epic writer Hesiod's philosophy of life rests on the idea of the deterioration of mankind. Hesiod's perspective ...

(4 pages) 253 0 4.3 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Hesiod and Virgil

form of living and to gain sustenance as a result of this work, this is the issue addressed by both Hesiod in Works and Days and Virgil in The Georgics. However, while each poet advocates the same lif ... , each poet's true meaning lies in what they hope to achieve through an agricultural existence. For Hesiod, a bucolic existence is a means of attaining plentiful stores, making life easier both social ...

(4 pages) 40 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Greek, Mesopotamian and Biblical Accounts of Creation."

on of how this world came into being, and what man's purpose is in the world: the creation myths of Hesiod and Homer are up against much competition. Among the most well-known creation stories, the on ... as Enuma Elish. While each story has its own peculiar differences, they all deal with the questions Hesiod addressed in his Theogony--namely, the origin of the earth, and the place that God or the god ...

(4 pages) 110 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Roman And Greek Mythology.

eral city -states in Greece, including Mycenae. The basic sources for classical Greek mythology are Hesiod's ''Theogony' and Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey', which date from about the 700's B.C.. Hesiod ...

(2 pages) 98 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Greek Mythology and Christianity

. Published by McGraw-Hill Co. New York, NY 2004. The works used are Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod, and the stories of Dionysus paralled to Jesus Christ.Greek Myth and ChristianityMythology in ... Eve have been used to illustrate how women essentially ruined the good life for all of human kind. Hesiod goes even further in his poems Theogony and Works and Days to say that Pandora, the first wom ...

(3 pages) 97 1 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

How is it known that the Earth rotates? Describe how precise measurements of this rotation, particularly those involving eclipses, have demonstrated that the Earth is gradually slowing down.

act that the stars appear to move around the skies. This model held true from the time of Homer and Hesiod, through Aristotle, right into the 17th Century when Galileo and the invention of the telesco ...

(8 pages) 65 0 4.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Psychology A2 level media essay - the effects that PRO/ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour has on AGGRESSION

that the minds of the young were being corrupted by the factitious works of such poets as Homer and Hesiod.In the latter half of the 20th Century to the present day, much emphasis has been placed on t ...

(5 pages) 80 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Plato and His Employment Of Myth

Mycenean, and local roots, the myths began to take written form around the 8th century B.C.E. with Hesiod and Homer. Greek mythology gave foundation to local religious, cosmological and ethical belie ... rther, because of the "liberal" nature of Greek society and the metaphysical cosmogony set forth by Hesiod in his Theogony, it was opportune to give rise to philosophical discourse based on abstractio ...

(10 pages) 72 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy

ciety. Even in ancient times, humanity recognized the necessity of an orderly system of chronology. Hesiod, writing in the 8th century BC., used celestial bodies to indicate agricultural cycles: "When ... "When the Pleiads, Atlas' daughters, start to rise begin your harvest; plough when they go down" ( Hesiod 71). Later Greek scientists, such as Archimedes, developed complicated models of the heavens- ...

(12 pages) 33 1 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Cosmology and Cosmogony in the Ancient Greek World: Discuss the origin and development of Greek cosmology and cosmogony from the 8th to the 5th Century BC.

f philosophical cosmology, with emphasis being placed upon the writings of the epic poets Homer and Hesiod . In the Illiad and the Odyssey, although not directly addressing ideas on cosmogony, Homer c ... rectly addressing ideas on cosmogony, Homer considers the Gods as being involved with daily life.In Hesiod's Theogony , the writer deals with the birth of the gods (Cf. Hes. Theog. 116), resulting in ...

(15 pages) 76 0 4.2 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek Gods

rong anthropomorphic and anthropocentric ontologies. Two examples of this mind set are the works of Hesiod, Theogany and Works and Days, and the first three chapters of Genesis in The Bible. An explor ... nature of the universe? And 5) What was the role of man in that universe? The origin of creation in Hesiod bares striking similarities to that of Genesis chapter 1. Hesiod declares in his Musical song ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Herakles vs. Geryoneus

on making this scene come alive and put it on a movie screen, for everyone to enjoy. Straight from Hesiod’s text the story is “Mighty Herakles killed Geryoneus by his rolling-gaited cattle ...

(2 pages) 333 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The ineffable aphrodite

and woman. According to the poet Homer, she was the simply the daughter of Zeus and Dione. The poet Hesiod's account is more elaborate, and considerably more gruesome. Life first began when Gai ... penis floated amid the white foam of the oceans, and eventually that combination created Aphrodite. Hesiod said that the word Aphrodite is derived from "aphros," an ancient greek word for foam. She so ...

(2 pages) 8 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Pandora's Box: What the Myth Means Today

6;s ideals.Summary and Description of MythThe tale of Pandora’s Box originated as a story from Hesiod but has been retold over the years with slight variations in the details. Pandora was the fir ...

(7 pages) 54 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Geek God: Aphrodite

s Venus was 1 of many gods. Know for her beauty, she was the god of love, lust and beauty. The poet Hesiod said Aphrodite was born of sea foam, Homer said she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphro ... nvolving her, is characterized as vain, ill-tempered and easily offended (Lindemans 1).According to Hesiod, she was born when Uranus the father of the gods was castrated by his son Cronus. Cronus thre ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Aether or

odern idea of the origin of the universe. Theogony and Metamorphoses include similar themes however Hesiod uses Hesiodic pessimism and Ovid uses Ovidian Optimism. Distinct examples of the difference i ... difference in central philosophy are the idea Chaos, the virtue of gods, and the plot of each story.Hesiod says that the beginning of the universe started with Chaos (Hes. Theog. 116). Chaos remains a ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

From eudaimonia to happiness. Overview on the concept of happiness in the ancient Greek culture with a few glimpses on modern time

wing all these rules, goes on with his work guiltless before the gods... and avoids transgression" (Hesiod, Works and Days 826-828) "Good sense is by far the chief part of happiness, and we must not b ... is "prosperous, blessed"[14].Although olbos / olbios describe an aspect of eudamonia, starting from Hesiod the two words are mostly used as interchangeable. This is evident in the modern translations ...

(30 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy