Classical Mythology : The Theogony Of Hesiod

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•The fullest and most important source of myths and the origins of the gods is the Theogony of Hesiod (c. 700 BCE). (Morford, textbook website “Hesiod”)
•By most estimates, classical mythology stories are approximately 4000 years old. (“Classical Mythology: Its Origins and Impact.” Films Media Group)
•Greek religion and myths influenced Roman culture for centuries.
•Romans merged religious institutions and practices of the people they conquered into their own. Among the earliest notable were the Etruscans.
•One Etruscan divinity, Apollo, was known by the same name as the Greeks and Romans.
•The Etruscans also possessed large numbers of Greek vases.
•The Romans became familiar with Greek legends through these types of artifacts.
•The Romans, first devoted to agriculture and military actions, went on to conquer the Greeks.
A classical myth is a story that has achieved immortality. It’s inherent archetypal beauty, deep insight, and power inspired renewal and transformation in subsequent generations.
A set of beliefs Uses the supernatural to interpret natural events

Explains culture’s view of natural events and the nature of humanity

Myths narrate fantastic events without an attempt of proof
•Legends say Rome was founded in 753 B.c. by Ares twin sons Romulus and Remus.

•The Etruscans, north of Rome, traded with the Greeks and were an economic power when Rome was an emerging city. The Etruscan influence continued after the roman empire was established in 509 b.c.
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