Questions tagged [ages-of-man]

For questions on the periodisation used in Graeco-Roman mythology, which includes the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, the Heroic age, and the Iron Age in which we are currently living.

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What does Hesiod mean by “babies will be born with gray hair” in the Iron Age?

I found this on the Ages of Man Wikipedia article, in the section about Hesiod's Five Ages: At the height of this age, humans no longer feel shame or indignation at wrongdoing; babies will be born ...
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Humans and Ages of Man [closed]

I'm a little confused. In the Golden Age, it is said that humans and deities lived harmoniously, also living long lives. In the Silver Age, Zeus said that humans will live 100 years as children. But, ...
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Why did Ovid omit the Heroic Age?

According to Wikipedia, Ovid's Four Ages of Man are very similar to Hesiod's Five Ages Man, with the exception of the Heroic Age. Why didn't Ovid include the Heroic Age?
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Which age do we live in, according to Hesiod?

There are five ages of man according to Hesiod: Golden Age, Silver, Bronze, Iron, and Age of Heroes. Which one are we currently in as of today?