New PDF release: Challenges to the Power of Zeus in Early Greek Poetry

By Noriko Yasumura

within the earliest extant works of Greek literature, Zeus reigns superb within the Olympian hierarchy. in spite of the fact that, scattered and scanty even though they're, there are allusions to threats of uprising which problem Zeus' supremacy. This ebook examines those passages, drawn from Homer, Hesiod and the "Homeric Hymns", to provide a few new interpretations. whereas concentrating on the subject of cosmic/divine strife, it turns into transparent that tricks of misplaced legends underlie those texts. Tracing their hidden common sense is helping to enhance our realizing of early Greek poetry.

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