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'Birth of the Greek Gods' II -  Four-week Course
'Birth of the Greek Gods' II -  Four-week Course

Mon, 10 Jan


'Birth of the Greek Gods' II - Four-week Course

Sasha Chaitow's second Hesiod course: The Goddess Hecate, On Sea Gods & Titans, The Bestiary, and The Children of Cronos

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10 Jan 2022, 19:30 – 21:30

About The Event

Hesiod’s poetic epics Theogony and Works and Days (8th cent. BCE), are among the oldest and most influential sources on the Greek gods and their myths. They were disseminated across the ancient world through oral performances, and have inspired countless creatives down the millennia. Theogony is a 'manifesto' on human origins, while Works and Days contains two enduring myths on the human condition. Celebrating Hesiod, this course explores:

 10 Jan. The Sea Gods and the Titans             17 Jan. The Bestiary 

 24 Jan. The Goddess Hecate                             31 Jan. Children of Cronos

Beforehand, students watch a free pre-recorded lecture, Introduction to Hesiod. Then, Sasha Chaitow's live sessions follow the structure of the epic. She opens each 90-minute lecture with a recitation of the relevant part of the poem, illustrated with art inspired by Greek myth. She then gives an accessible scholarly presentation on the origins and history built into it. To trace the story's evolution and influence, she looks at the ancient Greek landscape and monuments, philosophy and literature, Roman derivatives, Renaissance and Romantic art, alchemical emblems, and cultural survivals. Each session concludes with a discussion and Q&A. Dr Sasha Chaitow is an interdisciplinary educator, scholar and artist who has lectured internationally for 20 years; a native speaker of Greek, she is able to give insights into the language and culture, resolving common misconceptions.

'Birth of the Greek Gods' is four interlinked courses (4 sessions in each). Each course may be taken on its own. We record the live lectures as they're happening, then post them online. If a student has to miss a session they can still see it on delayed view; equally, all can re-watch any lecture until the end of the course. The course has its own Facebook group, where people can interact and post questions. At the end, students receive further resources to help them go deeper, and also a Treadwell’s certificate. Other courses in the series: Part1 Part3 Part4


  • Part 2 Ticket

    This ticket gives you access to the 4 live lectures of part 2 and the free lecture "Introduction to Hesiod".

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