This week, you will read the Hymn to Demeter, and explore the following questions in your groups.
1. What do you think that this hymn can teach about about the relationships between parents and children in Greek antiquity?
2. What types of symbolic language do you detect in the hymn? What might the symbolism represent?
3. The hymn is often interpreted as an agricultural allegory. Do you think that is accurate? Why or why not?
4. What aspects of Greek relgion/Greek religious practice are evident in the hymn? What happens when Demeter comes to Eleusis? What do you think that means for Greek mortals?