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Dr Bruno Currie spoke to the Classical Society on Tuesday 4th March on "Hesiod's Theogony and Near Eastern Mythology", discussing the issue of whether the Greeks were aware of the Near Eastern roots of their creation myths, and what they did to adapt them and add their own Greek spin on the stories. Dr Currie concluded that Hesiod's adaptation of the stories was intended to be light-hearted and not taken literally, because the Greeks were very much aware of these roots, thus rejecting opinions offered by leading scholars such as R. Lane-Fox and R. Osborne.

 

Tancred Taylor SMM

Date Posted: 13 March 2014
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