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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

Plato’s Hesiods  

Marcus Folch

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter surveys Hesiodic reception in fourth-century bce prose, with emphasis on Plato and especially the Laws. Passages of the Laws are read in context and used to illuminate the ... More

The Reception of Hesiod by the Early Pre-Socratics  

Mitchell Miller

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
The early pre-Socratics’ major speculative and critical initiatives—in particular Anaximander’s conceptions of the justice of the cosmos and of the apeiron as its archē and Xenophanes’s ... More

Rhetoric and Poetics  

Jeffrey Walker

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Nov 2017
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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses two ancient and long-persisting views of poetry that interpenetrate but are distinguishable: an earlier view, rooted in archaic oral-traditional rhetoric, which ... More

Rhetoric and Poetics  

Arthur F. Kinney

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Nov 2017
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Feb 2014
Classical rhetoric provided the foundation for Renaissance poetics throughout Europe, beginning with Petrarch. Poetry was seen as a matter of rhetorical persuasion. The basic technique was ... More

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