Theogony and Works and Days Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Hesiod's life and works and the achievements he made in his life. What is so important about his works 'Theogony' and 'Works and Days'?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss what the title 'Theogony' means including the origin of the word. Why is the title relevant to the poem?

Essay Topic 3

How were the Muses conceived and discuss the role they play in Hesiod's poetry.

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast the creation story in 'Theogony' to that of another creation story of your choosing. How is Greek mythology similar to other creation stories?

Essay Topic 5

What is the role of a storyteller? How is the oral tradition important in preserving cultures? What role does storytelling play in Hesiod's poetry?

Essay Topic 6

Describe Zeus' role amongst the Gods. Why is Zeus the father of all Gods? Choose one time in Hesiod's poem that Zeus is mentioned. What role does...

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