2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

Oh Zeus, who art in heaven: Investigating masculinity in Archaic Greece
Laura A. Provance
Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentor

The archaic age in Greece is overshadowed by its successor, classical Greece. This is unfortunate because the archaic age had a unique political and economic situation among other distinctive features. These features are captured in the Homeric hymns. The Homeric hymns were an important part of Greek religion, they are infused vigorous and reflect the human elements of the immortals and the perceived relationship between Greeks from this time and the immortals. The goal of this paper is to investigate the Homeric Hymn to Demeter within its own culture, and to re-interpret it from a modern perspective, addressing issues which are still affecting our culture. This is in an attempt to reveal the vitality of these hymns and to consider the relationship between our myths and our behavior.

Keywords: Archaic age, Greece, Hades, Apollo, Mythology, Masculinity

Topic(s):History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 32-4
Location: VH 1320
Time: 10:30 am

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