Daddy's Girl 118

posted September 2nd, 2015, 4:44 am


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July 15th, 2018, 2:35 pm

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March 28th, 2018, 10:39 am

Ben (Guest)

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I don’t know why but the discussion of putting tradtion before their childs own needs reminds me of how I heard the view of the greek gods evolved. For example, I don’t if this is true but as greek culture conquered or expanded it’s influence they wanted to tie the influence of Zeus into other pantheons. This meant either making him a philander or a polygamist. Since polygamy would break up the Greek family model they choose philanderer.

To me these it seems weird like this seems like the EXACT OPPOSITE type of choice to make to keep things moral, especially given the nature of some of those dalliances. But that’s how I heard it was done.

I don’t know if what I heard and shared here was accurate but I thought it was interesting in light of the page.

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March 28th, 2018, 5:56 pm

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@ Ben: Hm, interesting... This in turn reminded me of a book I read some time ago. Helen of Troy by Ruby Blondell. She mentioned that it was not unusual for Greek writers to use mythic figures for serious purposes, typically by presenting them as ethical role models. But since gods and heroes alike were well-known for shocking misdeeds of every kind, they often had to omit or reinterpret certain things. Or claim that the poets who ascribed these wrongdoings to gods and heroes, simply were lying.

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