- The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod
- Notes on Contributors
- The Hesiodic Question
- Seventh-Century Material Culture in Boiotia
- In Hesiod’s World
- The Prehistory and Analogues of Hesiod’s Poetry
- Hesiodic Poetics
- Hesiod’s <i>Theogony</i> and the Structures of Poetry
- Hesiod’s Temporalities
- Hesiodic Theology
- Hesiod in Performance
- Hesiod’s Rhetoric of Exhortation
- Gender in Hesiod: A Poetics of the Powerless
- Solon’s Reception of Hesiod’s <i>Works and Days</i>
- The Reception of Hesiod by the Early Pre-Socratics
- Deviant Origins: Hesiod’s <i>Theogony</i> and the Orphica
- Hesiod and the Visual Arts
- Hesiod and Pindar
- Hesiod and Tragedy
- Hesiod and Comedy
- Plato’s Hesiods
- Hellenistic Hesiod
- Hesiod from Aristotle to Posidonius
- Hesiod, Virgil, and the Georgic Tradition
- Ovid’s Hesiodic Voices
- Hesiod Transformed, Parodied, and Assaulted: Hesiod in the Second Sophistic and Early Christian Thought
- Hesiod in the Byzantine and Early Renaissance Periods
- Hesiod and Christian Humanism, 1471–1667
- Hesiod in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
- Theorizing with Hesiod: Freudian Constructs and Structuralism
- The Reception of Hesiod in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
- Index Locorum Antiquorum
Abstract and Keywords
The chapter one offers an overview of the structure and themes of the handbook, divided between twelve chapters on Hesiod’s art and the singer/poet’s milieu, and seventeen on matters of reception from archaic art, poetry, and philosophical inquiry to contemporary comic books. The chapter also offers a rationale for its selection of contributors: in the hope of adding fresh insights to the study of Hesiod and his reception, the volume brings together twenty-nine scholars, both junior and senior, many of whom, while experts in their fields, are looking at Hesiodic questions or Hesiodic reception for the first time. When considering the long trajectory of reception studies, the chapter examines the shifting weight of attention from the Works and Days to the Theogony and compares ancient allegory to its very different modern counterpart in theorists like Freud and Lévi-Strauss.
Stephen Scully is professor of classical studies at Boston University. He has written on Homer, Hesiod, Greek tragedy, Plato, Freud’s antiquities, and aspects of reception. Translations include Plato’s Phaedrus (Focus Publishing, 2003; now distributed by Hackett Publishing) and, with Rosanna Warren, Euripides’ Suppliant Women (Oxford University Press, 1995; now in The Complete Euripides, vol. III, 2010), and recent publications include the introduction to George Chapman’s Homer’s Hymns and Other Homerica (Princeton University Press, 2008); “Englished Homer from Chapman to Walcott,” Arion 17 (2009); Hesiod’s Theogony: From Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost (Oxford University Press, 2015); and “Dryden’s Aeneis,” in Virgil and His Translators (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Alexander C. Loney is associate professor of classical languages at Wheaton College. Previously he was an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow in Classics and a fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. He has written articles on Homer, Hesiod, and Greek lyric poetry, and has a monograph forthcoming with Oxford University Press, titled The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey.
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