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‘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


Shepherd, farmer, poet, sophist: Hesiod on his own reception

J. H. Haubold

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/9780199236343.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Hesiod shapes the history of his own reception by way of an elaborate biographical narrative, leading his readers from a conception of knowledge as Muse-inspired poetry in ... More


Plato's Hesiod: An acquired taste?

G. W. Most

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/9780199236343.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

By analysing the pattern of Hesiodic quotations across Plato's works, this chapter concludes that Plato came to admire and use Hesiod — especially the Works and Days — more as he got older. The ... More


Plato's two Hesiods

Andrew L. Ford

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/9780199236343.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent to which Hesiodic poetry became associated with specific contexts of reading, from the courts to school-room teaching and philosophical debate. The Theogony and Works ... More


Introduction

Anthony T. Edwards

in Hesiod's Ascra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Works and Days presents a double social dynamic. The Ascra of Works and Days represents a much less complex form of community than Homer's polis. The two essentially congruent approaches to Works and ... More


Hesiod's Ascra

Anthony Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In Works and Days, one of the two long poems that have come down to us from Hesiod, the poet writes of farming, morality, and what seems to be a very nasty quarrel with his brother Perses over their ... More


Internal Relations: Ascra as Community

Anthony T. Edwards

in Hesiod's Ascra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses the evidence provided by Hesiod for the internal organization of his community. It explains the organization and priorities of the individual household and the mode of ... More


Discrowning the Writer: Konstantin Vaginov

David Shepherd

in Beyond Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198156666
eISBN:
9780191673221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198156666.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the metafictions of Soviet writer Konstantin Vaginov. The position of Vaginov in relation to the dominant literary trends in the 1920s is as marginal as Leonid Leonov's or ... More


The Agricultural Regime of Works and Days

Anthony T. Edwards

in Hesiod's Ascra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The evidence from Works and Days leads to the conclusion that Hesiod's Ascra was neither very centralized nor very hierarchized as a community. It is believed that by Hesiod's time the least ... More


Persuading Perses

Anthony T. Edwards

in Hesiod's Ascra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers Works and Days as a piece of persuasion. It also explores the idea that Hesiod builds up over the course of Works and Days a powerful appeal for the independence of Ascra as he ... More


Hesiod and the Disgraceful Shepherds: Pastoral Politics in a Panhellenic Dichterweihe?

José M. González

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Hesiod’s Dichterweihe famously opens with the following words of censure by the Muses against ‘field-dwelling shepherds’ (Theogony 26–8). Faced with this passage, scholars rarely address the ... More


The Shape of Hesiod’s Ascra

Anthony T. Edwards

in Hesiod's Ascra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

It is shown that show Hesiod's Ascra is indeed a less complex community than the Homeric chiefdom. The Big Man collectivity stands at the more complex extreme of the range of societies comprehended ... More


Hesiod: Critique, Poetic Justice, and the Increasing Anthropocentrism of Greek Rule

Stuart Gray

in A Defense of Rule: Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190636319
eISBN:
9780190636333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636319.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the meaning of rule in Hesiod’s major works, Theogony and Works and Days, arguing that Hesiod provides a subtle yet sophisticated poetic critique of ruling as distinction. The ... More


Hesiod's Verbal Craft: Studies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Athanassios Vergados

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198807711
eISBN:
9780191845536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807711.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study aims to define Hesiod’s place in early Greek intellectual history by exploring a network of issues related to language, knowledge, and authority in Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days. ... More


A Canonical Author: The Case of Hesiod

Tom Mackenzie

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a case study of the Lexicon’s treatment of a single author, Hesiod. Early Greek poetry in general, and that of Hesiod in particular, presents certain difficulties for the ... More


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