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Hesiod's Theogony and Plato's Timaeus

David Sedley

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks what the Theogony can teach us about the advent of evil in the Timaeus, and in so doing, uncovers a ‘a remarkably deep isomorphism’ between the two texts: both, for example, ... More


Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Ruby Blondell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines Helen of Troy in ancient Greek mythology and literature. It focusses especially on her supreme beauty and its consequences, which make Helen central to many aspects of Greek ... More


The Problem of Female Beauty

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter lays out some of the essentials of ancient Greek gender ideology, especially concerning female beauty and the desire (eros) that it elicits. It explains the objectivity of beauty in ... More


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