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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

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 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

Hesiod in the Byzantine and Early Renaissance Periods  

Niccolò Zorzi

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
The reception of Hesiod in the Byzantine age (fourth–fifteenth centuries ce) may be reconstructed on the basis of a range of different sources: the many codices transmitting the poet’s ... More

Hesiod in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries  

Adam Lecznar

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter introduces some key moments from Hesiod’s reception during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and offers a starting point for future scholarship in this new field of ... More

Hesiod Transformed, Parodied, and Assaulted: Hesiod in the Second Sophistic and Early Christian Thought  

Helen van Noorden

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter covers pagan and early Christian authors of the period 50–250 ce, known as the “second sophistic.” The first section focuses on the Certamen, Athenaeus and Plutarch, ... 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

The Reception of Hesiod in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries  

Thomas E. Jenkins

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter traces the reception of the Works and Days and Theogony in various media throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including film, television, video games, novels, ... More

Solon’s Reception of Hesiod’s Works and Days  

Joseph A. Almeida

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter presents observations about the relationship between the poetry of Hesiod and of Solon (Works and Days 213–326 and Solon frr. 4 and 13). In the first half of fr. 4 Solon, ... More

Textual Criticism  

Luigi Battezzato

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
These are two typical problems in textual criticism: deciding whether a passage is authentic, and deciding what the original wording was. In fact, every reader of Greek texts is a textual ... More

Theorizing with Hesiod: Freudian Constructs and Structuralism  

Stephen Scully and Charles Stocking

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter traces the unique role Hesiodic poetry has played in the history of thought throughout the twentieth century, with a focus on two main areas: Freudian constructs and ... More

Translation  

Susanna Braund

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
For students of Roman antiquity, translation figures in two arenas. First, it was a cultural activity of the Roman Empire from the third century BCE onwards, when a Romanised Greek called ... More

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