The telling of the creation of existence and the rise of the gods is a tale that has survived through the writings of hesiod, in his epic poem the theogony for the ancient greeks this was their answer to the most fundamental question of existence. Hesiod, in 'the theogony', also wrote about creation here are some comparisons the comparison section consists of the pairing of quotations from ovid's metamorphoses and hesiod's theogony in order to make recognition of certain similarities and differences a comment is made to specify the comparison being made. Homer vs hesiod in the introduction to her translation of the theogony, wender compared the gods of homer to those of hesiodalthough homer’s olympians may not have been admirable ethically - they lied, cheated, and stole - they were still civilized.
So far, we have read two versions of greek myths one was theogony by hesiod and another one is metamorphoses by ovid although they both talk about greek mythology, there are some differences and similarities in their stories. Consumer-friendly answer zeus is the god of the sky and ruler of the gods athena is the god of crafts and know-how, hades is the god of the underworld and its riches. Context ovid, one of rome’s greatest poets, predicted that his fame would live on forever so far, his prediction has proven accurate ovid was born publius ovidius naso on march 20, 43 bc, a year after the death of julius caesarhe was born in sulmo, to a wealthy family. Prometheus is also given significant treatment by plato, aeschylus, sappho, aesop, ovid, and several others in the protagoras , plato tells us that, once upon a time, the gods moulded the animals in the earth by blending together earth and fire.
Hesiod vs ovid 6 why tell creation stories 7 how to do things with creation myths todays question how do people use creation myths ask whos telling the creation story to whom why in this particular way is there something else a person telling a creation story is trying to convey beyond the. The theogony means , how the god's came into existence it is the 8th century bc preliterate retelling of the origin of the universe ovid's metamorposes is a retell from the roman perspective i. - the character differences of hesiod's zeus and ovid's jupiter there is no doubt in mythology that the king of gods, zeus, is the most supreme and powerful, ruling the sky he controls the thunderbolt, a symbol of power feared by both gods and mortals the greeks and romans honored zeus above all other gods.
After reading both hesiod’s and ovid’s version of the creation myth, i have to say that i prefer hesiod’s version as we have discussed in class, a hallmark of myths is their entertainment level and, in my opinion, hesiod’s version is more entertaining than ovid’s. Between ovid and hesiod all the more intriguing 3 3 there is no book about latin poetry and the catalogue of women there are a few articles (alfonsi 1949, on propertius 2351-4, and fr 37 m-w pontani 2000, on catullus 64 and the. Hesiod versus ovid 1892 words | 8 pages philosophy versus cosmology a comparison of creation in hesiod’s theogony and ovid’s metamorphoses by catherine franklin to fully understand the poems metamorphoses and theogony, one needs to understand more about the writers hesiod was a greek poet, who lived around 700bc, and was inspired by.
1 how is the account of creation in ovid's metamorphoses different from that in genesis 2 why does daphne want to be a virgin 3 explain the meaning of livehouse transformation to the animals. Hesiod's version | ovid's version | ages of man hesiod's version hesiod tells his version of creation in the theogenyhesiod says that in truth at first chaos came to be that statement seems to be a little, um, lacking, since chaos means the lack of order - or, in other words - nothing was there yet. Hesiod, a famous ancient greek poet, recognised five ages, while ovid, a roman poet, believed there were four according to hesiod, the five ages of man were: - the golden age. Differences between stories in hesiod’s theogony and works and days posted on april 15, 2013 by kat hesiod, a greek poet, wrote the theogony , a long poem that explains the genealogy of the greek gods and creation of the world.
Creation myths these myths normally tell of how the gods created the world and mankind there are some common stories of how the gods were themselves born, their wars against the elder gods, and probably the most interesting, is the story of a great flood with few human survivors. Philosophy versus cosmology a comparison of creation in hesiod’s theogony and ovid’s metamorphoses by catherine franklin to fully understand the poems metamorphoses and theogony, one needs to understand more about the writers. Four ages of man (by ovid) four ages of man is another story of the ages of man that was written many years later after hesiod's five ages of man this particular story can be found in the ovid's first book of metamorphoses , translated by brookes more, starting with the line 89, after previously talking about the creation of the world and.