Teogonía

Teogon a Hesiodo La Teogonia es una obra poetica escrita por Hesiodo Contiene una de las mas antiguas versiones del origen del cosmos y el linaje de los dioses de la mitologia griega Es una de las obras claves

  • Title: Teogonía
  • Author: Hesiod
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hesiodo La Teogonia es una obra poetica escrita por Hesiodo Contiene una de las mas antiguas versiones del origen del cosmos y el linaje de los dioses de la mitologia griega Es una de las obras claves de la epica grecolatina.

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    1. One cannot compare Hesiod’s ‘Theogony’ with Homer’s ‘Illiad’ or Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ for that matter. Hesiod’s poem does not have the wit and irony of Ovid’s work nor the intriguing plot of an ‘Illiad’ or an ‘Odysseus’. It describes how the Greek universe with its gods came into existence and how Zeus gained sovereignty over the world as “father of gods and men”. I would not choose this as a bedside reading, unless you have difficulties with falling asleep: Th [...]

    2. The Greek Genesis26 October 2012 There seems to be a debate as to the usefulness of this little text and I would pretty much fall into the category of not much. The reason that I say that is because if this book was lost then we would lose very little of our understanding of Greek Mythology. Everything that is contained in this little book is also contained in more expanded works such as the Library of Greek Mythology and Ovid. While it is a primary source, it is still something that we could pr [...]

    3. When we were introduced to classical Greek mythology in grade seven English, our teacher used Hesiod's Theogony as part of the required, assigned reading materials (maybe a bit convoluted and even advanced for young teenagers, but I personally much enjoyed this, as it gave an interesting, poetical and above all historically and culturally authentic introduction to the genealogies of the Greek gods, and it was also I admit rather fascinating reading about the many and various sexual exploits of e [...]

    4. Hesiod was considered the equal of Homer by the ancients. Although this view is impossible for a modern to hold without being deceitful, there is still much to begrudgingly admire in Hesiod. For one, his creation myth is pretty standard for the time period, and so we get a glimpse into typical Greek piety and/or a typical Greek state ceremony as, we must remember, all myths are corporate PR campaigns, and the Theogony represents a classic of the genre. Homer, we recall, was private, after-hours [...]

    5. Arma deumque canoEs ist schon peinlich - da kommen im Fernsehen diese amerikanischen Blockbuster "Kampf der Titanen" und "Zorn der Götter" und so weiter, und man wird für einen klugen, gebildeten Menschen gehalten und daher gefragt, was nun dieser oder jener Gott so für Eigenschaften hat und ob nun Athene mit Zeus verwandt ist und wer der langhaarige, dauerflüsternde Bursche ist, der so viel Unheil plant. Und dann steht man da und ist stellenweise ratlos, weil man selbst kaum durch die von s [...]

    6. Theogony traces the creation of the cosmos and the genealogy of the Greek gods. There’s a cornucopia of nasty stuff here: patricide, incest, blatant misogyny, swallowing up one's own progeny and whatnot. Typical Greek mythology stuff! I was expecting a fascinating encounter but it turned out be dry and monotonous, and failed to grab my attention. Being an oratory work, I guess we do miss its purported impact when read in print. I would have been delighted if there was an Ian Mckellen rendering [...]

    7. Hesiod, I think, has been shoved too often as being a misogynist because of the lines below. "And Zeus who thunders on high was stung in spirit, and his dear heart was angered when he saw amongst men the far-seen ray of fire. Forthwith he made an evil thing for men as the price of fire; for the very famous Limping God formed of earth the likeness of a shy maiden as the son of Cronos willed. And the goddess bright-eyed Athene girded and clothed her with silvery raiment, and down from her head she [...]

    8. One cannot and would not be justified to compare it with Homer and his works.Being more likely a synthesis of mythological thinking, the value of Hesiod's poem - perhaps the oldest Greek written work preserved - is of uttermost importance. It also has some marvelous poetical sequences, that would definitely bring some joy over the rusty "list type" mythological presentation that tends to aim at en exhaustive format. "Circe, the daughter of Hyperion's son Helius, in love with patient-minded Odyss [...]

    9. This is certainly the most chauvinistic of the variations of the Grecian creation myths that I have read. It displays a psychology where women are highlighted only through marriage, physical consumption/cannibalism or by the children they produce. Females outside of this dynamic, such as Artemis are barely ever mentioned. Given, this might be because Hesiod wrote another volume entitled the "Catalogue of Women", and therefor decided not to highlight them here. But the specific use of language at [...]

    10. Hesiod's works are classics among classics (and will teach you the detailed rules for taking a piss in ancient Greece!) but Theognis was a big surprise. He writes a number of brilliantly whiny and almost hilariously cynical sayings and short pieces, and his voice is really something different than my (meager) experience with the ancient Greeks thus far. I'd compare it more to Job in the Bible, or possibly even the bleakest classical Chinese poets. The obvious inspiration he had on Nietzsche is a [...]

    11. There is, unfortunately, very little value in this poem outside of its academic worth. Of course, it is incredibly noteworthy as an epic predecessor of Homer's works (I myself have an unhealthy academic interest in epic literature), and gives an interesting alternative view of some of the myths we treat as canonical today (the titans are listed as gargantuan grotesques having fifty heads each; Medusa appears fated differently; and Hecate, ever viewed as the grand mistress of Hell, is actually me [...]

    12. Yes. One of the oldest books ever written, maybe 700 B.C. I can't say much about how it's written because I think it was translated countless times and probably it's not even near to the original, but still it was a little difficult to read at the beginning but only few pages later you get used to it and you can fully concentrate on the "story". Of course it's helpful if you have some basic knowledge in mythology, otherwise it can be a little confusing o.OIn my opinion it was too short. I've rea [...]

    13. Traduction Leconte de Lisle, legal/gratis sûr WikisourceJe me rejouis lire l'original d'Hesiod. Le titre vient du Θεός / theós qui signifie « dieu » et du verbe γεννάω / gennáô signifiant « engendrer ». Ce poem decrit la naissance des dieux, héros et les autres encontrés dans la mythologie grecque.

    14. It seems that Hesiod was appreciated by Alexandrian critics over Homer for his peaceful tone in Works and Days. The didactic tone in Works and Days and many mythical aspects seem to be influenced by Near East (Mesopotamia, Hebrew prophets) according to Martin Litchfield West and many others. Below I comment on the similarity between the poem and Islam (Abrahamic religion that descended from Hebrew and Christianity), I wrote it mostly in Arabic for quoting from Quran and Muhammad’s (pbuh) teach [...]

    15. This would average to a 2.5 overall.Although Hesiod was given a similar status to Homer in Greek society, it seems pretty clear that they are not really on the same level, whichever of the two poems of either you compare. At first, confusingly, I thought the introduction was trying to claim that the Theogony and Works and Days were written by two different people (which is entirely plausible, and the introduction does at least bring this up and discuss it), hence the dual authorship in the title [...]

    16. The Theogony of Hesiod was an interesting read. I personally love Greek mythology and thought it was fascinating how Hesiod told the story of how the Greek gods came to be. Although I considered myself very knowledgeable about Greek mythology, Hesiod still taught me things about Greek mythology that I did not know. This also related to Hesiod himself as he is referred to as the father of didactic poetry which didactic poetry means poems meant to educate or teach you. His writing style for this s [...]

    17. It's good to finally have read Hesiod, even if only in translation. He definitely is far more supportive of Zeus than Homer is. Strangely enough, I was reading this while also reading Samuel Butler's Homer (that's not too strange, I suppose) and also while playing through the God of War series again: three quite different perspectives on the gods all at the same time made for an interesting week. Theognis was all right, but aside from some interesting couplets here and there, it mostly boils dow [...]

    18. This review pertains to the Kindle version. As someone very familiar with Greek mythology, this was my first reading of Hesiod and "Theogony". While I have read Fagles' translations of Homer and Virgil, I've never ventured into the classics of Greek or Roman mythology. I have read other translated histories or philosophical writings from the Classical era and have to say I found the translation difficult for a few reasons. First, the source material is laced with implied information that would n [...]

    19. There were so many names in The Theogony of Hesiod that I was tempted to try and create a family tree to try and make sense of it all. If I did attempt to, it would have taken me way longer to read it. We read that Hesiod borrowed some ideas from the Middle East which explained why the Greek creation story was very similar to the Enuma Elish, but it felt like the ideas in the Theogony were reused in other stories and plays we had read. Copyright obviously didn’t exist, so who knows what’s tr [...]

    20. It's really cool to read a poem written over 2000 years ago and realize that the poet and you share many similarities. Hesiod's description of beautiful women correspond to women I'd consider beautiful today, shapely bodies and big breasts, and his ideal men are strong and heroic ( similar to today) I guess society really hasn't changed many of its ideals much. Some slight background on the guy: Hesiod was one of the earliest Greek poets and Theogony is his tale of how the gods came to be. We've [...]

    21. Not the translation I needed for my Ancient Greek course but a great translation just the same. I love Hesiod's "Theogony". His "Works and Days" is also included in this volume and while not as superior as the Theogony, is still a delight to read. These are followed by Theognis' Elegies, which is mainly focused on the changes in the Greek society of the day and was written approximately 200 years after Hesiod's works. Theogony charts the Greek Creation myths, about the beginning of the reign of [...]

    22. I can't compare this to any other translation of version of Hesiod's Theogony since I've only read the one, but it seemed okay -- flowed well, readable, and, of course, interesting. One minor quibble -- it was a little over-annotated for me. Not just explanatory notes about the gods, stories, etc but comparisons to how Hesiod handled them as compared with Homer, Ovid, and a host of other authors. Anyone who desires all that info would love this book. On the plus side, the appendices were quite b [...]

    23. ملحمة شعرية إغريقية ممتازة بتصب كل تركيزها مش على أحداث ووقائع ومآثر أبطال اليونان، وإنما على شجرة أنساب الآلهة المعقَّدة جدًّا اللي هتجيبلك دوار حقيقي لما تقراها مُسلسلة بالشكل دا. الخوض في الكتاب صعب ويتطلب خلفية محترمة مُسبقة عن عالم الميثولوجيا الإغريقية خصوصًا وإن ال [...]

    24. This is supposed to be one of the oldest stories (700 BC?) about the genealogy of Greek gods. Quite a difficult read though one can't really complain since it must've been passed on in oral form. It contains lots and lots of lists about who was born to whom and I kept skipping them. Contains some very gruesome tales about Gods killing their children and vice versa. Hesiod loves Zeus and it shows from the way he takes him to the supreme seat in the universe. Though it's understandable that this i [...]

    25. Theogony are basically the list of geneology of greek gods and goddesses. Frankly theres very little plot in this hesiod poem except for Lists of names. Weird. Basically it told a story from the beginning of time with Chasm and Kronos eventual defeat by his son Zeus, the captivity of titans, more names and athena's birth. I will read Theogony again in other translation but generally, its like a summary more than a telling. Review much later

    26. I'm divided as to how to rate this. The Theogony is a boring read. Even as someone who enjoys mythology, it is not particularly exciting. It reads likes the genealogical record of the divine family tree that it is. However, its importance to our understanding of Greek myth and religion is immeasurable.

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