undergraduate thesis
The Motif of Flood in Ancient Literature

Mateja Sokolić (2016)
University of Zadar
Department of Classical Philology
Metadata
TitleMotiv potopa u starovjekovnoj književnosti
AuthorMateja Sokolić
Mentor(s)Anita Bartulović (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Motiv potopa oduvijek je privlačio ljude da iskažu svoju duboku viziju za promišljanjem o ljudskoj savjesti i Božjem uništenju. Djela iz književnosti gdje se spominje motiv potopa su: sumerski ep Gilgameš, indijski ep Mahâbhârata, biblijska priča o potopu te grčki mit o Deukalionu i Piri, koji je obradio rimski pjesnik Ovidije u svom mitološkom epu Metamorfoze. Motiv potopa u djelima služi kako bi se zajedničkom linijom prikazivanja ljudske (zemaljske) pokvarenosti i grijeha na zemlji, te Božje (nadnaravne, duhovne) kazne koja proistječe iz grijeha pokvarenosti što bolje prikazao tijek uništenja. Iako pripadaju posve različitim geografskim mjestima, gdje su pisana i prenošena ili izmišljena generacijama i generacijama, te pripadaju različitim religijama svijeta, njihovu vjerodostojnost teško je potvrditi sve do danas. Neki se znanstvenici slažu da se potop ipak dogodio i da to nije samo mit, dok velika većina negira taj navod. Nadalje, u djelima nas na prvi pogled hiperbole te oprečni i nerealni motivi odvlače od suštinske ideje, no ponovno nas vraćaju na početak gdje vidimo kako nas zemlja upozorava i vraća za sve naše grijehe i nemarnost prema njoj.
Keywordsflood sin viciousness punishment Gilgamesh Mahâbhârata Deucalion and Pyrrha Noah
Parallel title (English)The Motif of Flood in Ancient Literature
Committee MembersLinda Mijić (committee chairperson)
Anita Bartulović (committee member)
Sabira Hajdarević (committee member)
GranterUniversity of Zadar
Lower level organizational unitsDepartment of Classical Philology
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Classical Philology
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeLatin Language and Roman Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. acc. philol. lat.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-10-21
Parallel abstract (English)
The flood motif has for a long time been appealing to people in order to show how deeply they reflect on the subject of human conscience and God's punishment. Literary works which mention the motif of flood are: Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, the Indian epic Mahâbhârata, the story of flood in Bible and the Greek myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha which elaborated Roman poet Ovid in his mythological epic Metamorphoses. The motif of flood in the works serves to the common enigma of showing human (earthly) viciousness and sin on one side, and God's (supernatural, spiritual) punishment as the consequence for human sin on the other side which better describe the course of destruction. Although they were written, invented or transmitted from generation to generation in completely diverse geographical locations, and they belong to different religions, it has been difficult to confirm their plausibility up until today. Some experts agree that the flood is not just a myth and it really happened, while the majority denies the claim. Furthermore, hyperboles and a large number of contrary and unrealistic motifs distract us from the fundamental idea at the first glance, but they still take us back to the beginning, as even today we can see the nature warning us and repaying for all our sins and negligence towards it.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)potop grijeh pokvarenost kazna Gilgameš Mahâbhârata Deukalion i Pira Noa
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:757000
CommitterGorica Lovrić