"First Was Chaos" by Elizabeth Vandiver
by University of Maryland
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver discusses classical myth itself with looking at the Ancient Greek creation story as recounted by Hesiod's Theogony.

Obtained from archive.org.

Suggested books:
"Theogony" translated by esteemed classicist Richmond Lattimore: a.co/frugE9D
Bilingual Loeb edition: a.co/aLrNJba

Course Index

Course Description

Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek Heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.


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