SparkNotes Blog

Greek Myths and Literary Periods Summed Up in Venn Diagrams

Greek myths can explain pretty much anything: why we have natural disasters (the gods are angry), why there are four seasons in a year (Demeter), why your mic suddenly gets unmuted on Zoom at the precise moment you decide you start talking to your cat (excessive hubris). 

They can also explain the various literary movements that have occurred throughout history, mostly because there’s a lot of overlap between the two. Basically what I’m saying here is if you don’t know what postmodernism is all about, look on further than the myth of the Trojan Horse.

Start the slide show