Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* Hesiod claims he learned his stories from the Muses.
* Hesiod explains the conception of the Muses. Zeus and Mnemosyne sleep together for nine nights and she conceives and bares nine daughters.
* Calliope is the most important of the Muses because she feeds dew to heaven-chosen princes.
* Singers on earth are a gift from...
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