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Intra‐Epic Debate: Vergil's Georgics

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Clearly transitional between the Eclogues and the Aeneid, this poem shows generic strain in its second half, especially in the proem to Book 3 with its anticipation of martial epic, and in the ... More


The ‘Choral Signifier’: The Shaping of Homeric Speech

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the influence of a performance mode depicted by Homer — Demodocus the singer surrounded by a dancing circle — upon the phonological and semantic features of Homeric verse. A ... More


Creation and Its Harmony (1:1–2:24): Creation from God: The Grandeur (The Universe, 1:1–2:4a)Creation for Humankind: The Groundedness (The Garden, 2:4b–24)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The two creation accounts are pervaded by the complementarities: time and space; humanity as in the image of God, and humanity as made of clay; humanity as ruling the earth, and humanity as serving ... More


Plato and Hesiod

G. R. Boys-Stones and J. H. Haubold (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plato's ambiguous relationship with Homer is well known, but his engagement with Hesiod, the ‘second poet’ of ancient Greece, has been less systematically explored. Hesiod, however, is of particular ... More


Nympholeptic Goddesses at the End of the Theogony

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 1 takes as its starting point the end of the Theogony, a conclusion that has been troubling to both ancient and modern scholars. At line 963, the poet invokes the Muses and sings about one ... More


Two Catalogues of Women

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages in which characters catalogue women or heroines (Iliad 14.315–28, Odyssey 11.225–329). In the first (Zeus recounts his past erotic conquests), the discussion ... More


‘Hesiod's races and your own’: Socrates' ‘Hesiodic’ project 1

Helen Van Noorden

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/9780199236343.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks for a deeper affinity between Plato and Hesiod in this study of the myth of the races of man in the Republic. The central idea is that Plato does not just ‘rework’ the Hesiodic ... More


Plato's Hesiod and the will of Zeus: Philosophical rhapsody in the Timaeus and the Critias 1

Andrea Capra

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/9780199236343.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes the Timaeus-Critias as the basis for an exploration of the way in which Plato constructs his own, philosophical ‘epic’ by developing and improving Hesiodic rhapsody. It argues that ... More


Chaos corrected: Hesiod in Plato's creation myth

E. E. Pender

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/9780199236343.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores in detail how Plato's creation narrative in the Timaeus is presented as a ‘scientific’ reworking of the Theogony, taking up and transforming the primal figures from that work, ... More


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


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