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Introduction

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction clarifies three main points about misotheism: a) the birth of modern misotheism with the romantic writers Blake and Shelley; b) the self-concealment of misotheism; and c) the fact ... More


Orphic Traditions and the Birth of the Gods

Dwayne A. Meisner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190663520
eISBN:
9780190663551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663520.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods is a literary history that attempts to reconstruct the fragments of four theogonies that were attributed to the legendary singer Orpheus: the Derveni, ... 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


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


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


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


God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Ray L. Hart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony challenges and contests traditional understandings of God in favor of a God in process: a God determinately unfinished. The author deconstructs and radically ... More


The Gods in Later Orphism

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The chapter analyzes the main features of Orphic gods. Most Orphic gods are the same as those of the Olympian religion. Yet there is a tendency in Orphism to identify gods with each other through ... More


The Muses and their Arts

Penelope Murray

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the meaning of the Muses in Greek culture. Their sphere is mousike in general, but the activities over which they preside change over time. Their connection with poetry ... More


Nietzsche on Tragedy

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Nietzsche’s treatment of the tragic myth and break with Schopenhauer’s pessimism, his thesis that tragedy is a synthesis of Apollinian and Dionysian elements, and the problem of ... More


Theogenesis, Divine Suffering, Demythologizing the Demonic

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Chapter 8 the topic is Hegel’s tragic absolute. The focus is on Iwan Iljin’s Die Philosophie Hegels als kontemplative Gotteslehre (1918, 1946). Iljin’s commentary on Hegel is an important one for ... More


Hesiod’s Theogony and the Folk Tale

Malcolm Davies

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It is well known that Hesiod's Theogony contains a number of folk tale motifs. West's 1966 commentary specifies Prometheus and Epimetheus, ‘the pair of brothers, one clever and one stupid, or one ... More


Homeric and Un‐Homeric Hexameter Hymns: A Question of Type

William D. Furley

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the relationship of the Homeric Hymns to other early hexameter hymns and their possible genesis from theogonic hymns and cult myth. Comparison is made between the Hymns and ... More


Children of Zeus in the Homeric Hymns: Generational Succession

Nancy Felson

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a reading of intergenerational conflict in the long Homeric Hymn to Apollo and the twenty‐eighth Hymn to Athena. Detailed attention is given to the relationship of the poem's ... More


Hesiod’s Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Stephen Scully

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190253967
eISBN:
9780190253981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253967.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book both offers a reading of Hesiod’s Theogony and traces the reception and shadows of this authoritative Greek creation story in Greek and Roman texts up to Milton’s Paradise Lost. It also ... More


The God Who May Be and the God Who Was

Craig Nichols

in After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225316
eISBN:
9780823236893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225316.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores what might be called the incarnate historicity of the phenomena of the life, death, and potential rebirth of the “same” God of the Western ... More


Philosophy in the Cosmogonies

Maria Michela Sassi

in The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the origins of Greek philosophy in the context of the cosmogonies. It begins with an analysis of Hesiod's poem Theogony, which describes the genealogies of the Greek gods and ... More


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