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dc.contributor.authorBoulding, Kaitlyn
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T12:25:23Z
dc.date.available2015-08-21T12:25:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/60760
dc.description.abstractThrough his characterization of Gaia, Metis, Athena, and Pandora, Hesiod attributes the potential for generation and deception to feminine sources and describes how the masculine characters, such as Ouranos, Kronos, Zeus and Hesiod himself, must overcome and sublimate these feminine sources to establish political and poetic authority in the Theogony. Following the motifs of the stomach (gastêr), womb (nêdys) and wonder (thauma), I show how a fundamental tension in the cultural context of the Greek oikos influences Hesiod’s seminal text of Greek mythological thought. Hesiod uses these myths to raise his status from the station of a shepherd claiming to achieve a divine inspiration, the result of which is the ability to transgress geographical, temporal, and metaphysical boundaries and thus to achieve poetic immortality.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHesioden_US
dc.subjectTheogonyen_US
dc.subjectMêtisen_US
dc.subjectDeceptionen_US
dc.subjectGenerationen_US
dc.subjectThaumaen_US
dc.subjectMusesen_US
dc.subjectZeusen_US
dc.subjectMythologyen_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectDidactic Poetryen_US
dc.subjectWorks and Daysen_US
dc.subjectPandoraen_US
dc.subjectPoetic Immortalityen_US
dc.titleGastêr, Nêdys, and Thauma: Feminine Sources of Deception and Generation in Hesiod’s Theogonyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2015-08-13
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Peter O'Brienen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Emily Vartoen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Peter O'Brienen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jack Mitchellen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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