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Mythology comes from anciet Greece and it is a word made by us.
The term of classical Greece is something made by us because the country of Greece does not exist in the ancient world because they are made up of city states.
Polis and Poleis
Some of the city states are in southern Italy and the islands on the agean sea, so these are the people whose mythology we study.
These people all studied some form of greek, they were polytheistic and different city states placed importance on different gods. They worship all thegods but they favored certain gods.
Helenic civilization- similar gods, language, and culture
Archeology of greek mythology
Background of the greek mythology
We have the archaic period and then the classical period
Homer and hessiad0 archaic period
490-323 is the arch
Bronze Age 3000 BC to 1280
Archaic Age 750-490 BC
Classical Age 490-320
mythology was said to be “primitive religion”
mythology is not primitive religion because they do not have a bible or anything that tells them what to do.
They tell stories about the gods , and who the world was created and how the gods were created ana d certainstoires about how humans were created.
Homer gave them the best explanation of the Gods.
The first third of the course, we can read Homer and Hessiad.
The gods do what they do and it does not have to do with morality.
Homer and hessiad were epic poets and people thought the gods were inspiring them.
Pay attention to the first paragraph
Poetry for the greeks is considered a gift of divine inspiration.
Hessiad wrote the muses and initiated him and told him to write
Theogany- means the works of the gods.
Hessiad tells us about the gods and where they come from and it is...