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Aesthetic, Sociological, and Exploitative Attitudes to Landscape in Greco-Roman Literature, Art, and Culture  

Diana Spencer

This article introduces and discusses ancient and contemporary approaches to landscape and proposes model readings for their evaluation. Model readings suggest strategies drawn from ... More

The Anti-sophistic Novel  

Daniel L. Selden

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter discusses the fraught relationship between Second Sophistic discourse and koinē fiction of the second and third centuries ce. Taking its point of departure from a comparison ... More

Between Formalism and Historicism  

Stephen Hinds

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Certain canonical texts can become programmatically associated with certain issues in literary criticism. Movements of critical thinking between formalism and historicism, along with the ... More

“Chinese Poetry”  

Paul Rouzer

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The chapter seeks to give a historical overview of elite shi, popular shi, fu, and Chuci forms up until 1000 ce, emphasizing the role of traditional theoretical perspectives in shaping or ... More

Deviant Origins: Hesiod’s Theogony and the Orphica  

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
Hesiod’s Theogony provides one of the most widely authoritative accounts of the origin of the cosmos, but his account has always been challenged by rivals claiming to be older, wiser, and ... More

Epic  

Philip Hardie

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
In ancient Rome, the epic is much occupied with beginnings and endings, foundation and destruction. The history of Roman epic begins with the translation into Latin of Homer's Odyssey by ... More

Epic Poetry  

Johannes Haubold

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The term ‘epic’, when applied to ancient Greek literature, refers to a set of texts that may be loosely defined as narrative poetry about the deeds of gods and heroes. To a very large ... More

First-Person Poetry  

Kathleen Mccarthy

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Roman first-person poetry, like its Greek predecessors, is much more likely than modern western poetry to exhibit a robust and well-defined ‘context of utterance’. Lowell Edmunds maintains ... More

Gender in Hesiod: A Poetics of the Powerless  

Suzanne Lye

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
Hesiod’s famous misogyny is part of a larger “poetics of the powerless” that pervades his epics. The poetic persona of his epics establishes a hierarchy of gender as a defense against his ... More

Greek Poetry  

Gianfranco Agosti

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
Scholars have expressed increasing appreciation for the uniqueness of late Greek poetry which had long been dismissed as a mere continuation of the great classical and Hellenistic poetry. ... More

Hellenistic Culture  

Susan Stephens

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article suggests an appeal to a broader cultural contextualization, calling on scholars to look at the interactions between Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Hellenistic period, ... More

Hellenistic Hesiod  

Lilah Grace Canevaro

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter uses Callimachus’s Aetia, Aratus’s Phaenomena, and Nicander’s Theriaca to explore the intense engagement with Hesiodic poetry in the Hellenistic period. Informed by statistics ... More

Hellenistic Poetry  

Alexander Sens

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article examines Hellenistic poetry by outlining the gradual separation between literary genres and the performance contexts within which they originally developed. The Hellenistic ... More

Hesiod and Christian Humanism, 1471–1667  

Jessica Wolfe

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter surveys the scholarly and poetic engagement with the poems of Hesiod during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, focusing on editions, translations, and philosophical and ... More

Hesiod and Comedy  

Jeffrey Henderson

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
Comic dramas, attested as early as the later sixth century bce in Sicily and from ca. 486 bce in Attica, reflect familiarity with Hesiodic poetry from the time our actual documentation ... More

Hesiod and Pindar  

Tom Phillips

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines Hesiodic elements in Pindar’s “First Hymn” and Pythian 1 and appropriations of Hesiod’s “path to virtue” in the epinicians. Differences between Pindar’s treatment of ... More

Hesiod and the Visual Arts  

H. A. Shapiro

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter explores the influence of Hesiod’s Theogony on Greek visual artists of the archaic period (ca. 700–480 bce). Since dozens of divinities and heroes mentioned in the poem appear ... More

Hesiod and Tragedy  

Alan H. Sommerstein

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
The only Hesiodic myths taken up by the Greek tragic dramatists are the related stories of Prometheus and the first woman (Pandora); these were exploited in satyr-dramas by Aeschylus and ... More

Hesiod from Aristotle to Posidonius  

David Conan Wolfsdorf

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter examines the reception of Hesiod in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, from Aristotle to Posidonius. The discussion focuses on the contributions of the Peripatetics, ... More

Hesiod in Performance  

Egbert Bakker

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
In this interpretation of the Theogony and Works and Days as acts of performance, the well-known biographical details of Hesiod’s life are treated as part of an authorial persona that ... More

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