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„Vater Zeus“ im griechischen Epos

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Every reader of the Homeric epics is Zeus as the "father of both people and the gods" (πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε) known; formula appears twelve times in the Iliad and at least three more times in the Odyssey. Zeus is also "natural" father of a number of gods and an even larger number of people, especially of large Heroes. This chapter pays special attention to the formula πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε; it is seen that they-just applied "formulaic" in Homer and Hesiod not pure, but depending on the context given special and insightful connotations. From the Greek epic poem by Homer and Hesiod almost only fragments survive, but is in them, "Zeus" present. A brief overview of the presence of Father Zeus was added in the post-classical Greek epic poetry times.

Keywords: Greek epic poem; Father Zeus; Homeric epics; Hesiod



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