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Pindar
Greek Lyric Poet rememberd for his "Odes" - Theban
Homeric Hyms
a body of poems composed in honor of Olympian dieties, most of which embodies at least 1 myth of the God's
Theogony
An account of the origin and genealogy of the Gods
Hesiod
Responsible for Olympian organization of Olympian theology and theogony.--most imp for the relationship, b/w Zeus, the olympians and their predecessors
Odessey
younger of the 2 surviving ancient greek epic poems-concerns the adventure and ordeals of the Greek warrior odysseus after the fall of Troy as he struggles to return home and restablish himself as king of Ithica
Illiad
-wrath of Achilles -record of 10 yr war, also incorporates many myths of the olympian and mycenean heroes its epithet of the gods has been the foundation of literary and artistic representations
Homer
name of poet who wrote the Illiad and Odessey..or compiled it
saga
(legend) has a preceptive relationship to history
etiological
the cause of something, the origin
folktales
generic names for character, objectives primarily to entertain, often characters of low social satutes and persecuted in story -most of them have happy endings
fairytale
a particular ki9nd of folktale a "short imaginative, traditional tale w/high moral and magical content"
mythos
greek for "word"
Aeschylus
wrote tragedies such as House of Atreus, myths and sagas, died in 456,
Sophocles
wrote tragedies, died in 406, wrote the saga of the family of Oedipus
Euripides
wrote tragedies, died in 406, wrote the Bacchae
Apollonius of Rhodes
the single most imp source for the saga of the Argonauts
Herodotus
born 485, Known as the "father of history",Greek historian whose writings, chiefly concerning the Persian Wars, are the earliest known examples of narrative history.
Mythographer
One who records, narrates, or comments on myths, late compilers of hand books of mythology
Apollodorus
wrote Bibliotheca composed around 120 ad,
Pausanias
Greek geographer and historian who wrote Periegesis of Greece, a valuable source on the topography and history of ancient Greece.
Plato
Greek philosopher. A follower of Socrates, he presented his ideas through dramatic dialogues, in the most celebrated of which (The Republic) the interlocutors advocate a utopian society ruled by philosophers trained in Platonic metaphysics. He taught and wrote for much of his life at the Academy, which he founded near Athens in 386.-used philosophical myth as a distinct literary form.
Vergil
Roman poet, his depiction of the afterlife combines more traditional mythology development out of Homer with mythical speculations about rebirth and reincarnation found in Philosophers like Plato
Lucian
Greek satirist. His two major works, Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead, ridicule Greek philosophy and mythology
Ovid
Roman poet known for his explorations of love, especially the Art of Love (c. 1 B.C.) and Metamorphoses (c. A.D. 8).
Thessaly
A region of east-central Greece between the Pindus Mountains and the Aegean Sea. Settled before 1000 B.C., it reached the height of its power in the sixth century B.C. but soon declined because of internal conflicts.
Aristomenes
the Hero of Messenia from Historical Tales