Cataclysm and Ecpyrosis, two symmetrical actions of Zeus as sky-god

2016.05.19 | By Gregory Nagy The question is: what happens when humanity itself is threatened with either flooding or conflagration on a cosmic scale? To express such cosmic afflictions in Greek terms, I have in mind here situations where all of humanity is being threatened with either cataclysm or ecpyrosis. So, to rephrase the question: what happens when Zeus or the gods in general choose to afflict humans with the… Read more