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Greek Heroic Age

The Greek Heroic Age is defined as the period between the coming of the Greeks to Thessaly and the Greek return from Troy.[1] It was demarcated as one of the five Ages of Man by Hesiod.[2] The period spans roughly six generations; the heroes denoted by the term are superhuman, though not divine, and are celebrated in the literature of Homer.[1]

The Greek heroes can be grouped into an approximate chronology, based on the great meet-up events of the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War.

Contents

  • Before the Argonauts 1
  • The generation of the Argonauts 2
  • The generation of Oedipus 3
  • The generation of the Seven Against Thebes 4
  • The generation of the Trojan War 5
  • The generation after the Trojan War 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Before the Argonauts

The generation of the Argonauts

(about three generations before Troy)

The Argonauts:

Others:

The generation of Oedipus

(about two generations before Troy)

The generation of the Seven Against Thebes

(about a generation before Troy)

The generation of the Trojan War

See Trojan War and Epigoni.

The generation after the Trojan War

References

  1. ^ a b Thirlwall, Connop (1845). A history of Greece 1. Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. p. 139. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Hesiod, Works and Days 156–73.

External links

  • http://www.timelessmyths.com/classical/heroic.html
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