Hesiodic Voices

Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729734

Category: History

Page: 320

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This book selects central texts illustrating the literary reception of Hesiod's Works and Days in antiquity and considers how these moments were crucial in fashioning the idea of 'didactic literature'. A central chapter considers the development of ancient ideas about didactic poetry, relying not so much on explicit critical theory as on how Hesiod was read and used from the earliest period of reception onwards. Other chapters consider Hesiodic reception in the archaic poetry of Alcaeus and Simonides, in the classical prose of Plato, Xenophon and Isocrates, in the Aesopic tradition, and in the imperial prose of Dio Chrysostom and Lucian; there is also a groundbreaking study of Plutarch's extensive commentary on the Works and Days and an account of ancient ideas of Hesiod's linguistic style. This is a major and innovative contribution to the study of Hesiod's remarkable poem and to the Greek literary engagement with the past.

Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture

Studies in the Traditions of Drama and Lyric

Author: Richard Hunter,Anna Uhlig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108211011

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book offers a series of studies of the idea and practice of reperformance as it affects ancient lyric poetry and drama. Special attention is paid to the range of phenomena which fall under the heading 'reperformance', to how poets use both the reality and the 'imaginary' of reperformance to create a deep temporal sense in their work and to how audiences use their knowledge of reperformance conditions to interpret what they see and hear. The studies range in scope from Pindar and fifth-century tragedy and comedy to the choral performances and reconstructions of the Imperial Age. All chapters are informed by recent developments in performance studies, and all Greek and Latin is translated.

Playing Hesiod

Author: Helen Van Noorden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176081X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

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Analyzes important ancient responses to Hesiod's five-part narrative of human history as keys to their broader revisions of 'Hesiod'.

The Measure of Homer

The Ancient Reception of the Iliad and the Odyssey

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1108428312

Category: History

Page: 264

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Placing homer -- Homer and the divine -- The golden verses -- Homer among the scholars -- The pleasures of song

The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod

Author: Alexander Loney,Stephen Scully

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190209046

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 688

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This volume brings together 29 junior and senior scholars to discuss aspects of Hesiod's poetry and its milieu and to explore questions of reception over two and half millennia from shortly after the poems' conception to Twitter hashtags. Rather than an exhaustive study of Hesiodic themes, the Handbook is conceived as a guide through terrain, some familiar, other less charted, examining both Hesiodic craft and later engagements with Hesiod's stories of the gods and moralizing proscriptions of just human behavior. The volume opens with the "Hesiodic Question," to address questions of authorship, historicity, and the nature of composition of Hesiod's two major poems, the Theogony and Works and Days. Subsequent chapters on the archaeology and economic history of archaic Boiotia, Indo-European poetics, and Hesiodic style offer a critical picture of the sorts of questions that have been asked rather than an attempt to resolve debate. Other chapters discuss Hesiod's particular rendering of the supernatural and the performative nature of the Works and Days, as well as competing diachronic and synchronic temporalities and varying portrayals of female in the two poems. The rich story of reception ranges from Solon to comic books. These chapters continue to explore the nature of Hesiod's poetics, as different writers through time single out new aspects of his art less evident to earlier readers. Long before the advent of Christianity, classical writers leveled their criticism at Hesiod's version of polytheism. The relative importance of Hesiod's two major poems across time also tells us a tale of the age receiving the poems. In the past two centuries, artists and writers have come to embrace the Hesiodic stories for themselves for the insight they offer of the human condition but even as old allegory looks quaint to modern eyes new forms of allegory take form.

Brill's Companion to Hesiod

Author: Franco Montanari,Chr. Tsagalis,Antonios Rengakos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047440757

Category: Reference

Page: 444

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Drawing on the growing interest in Near Eastern literature and culture, and applying the insights of both traditional classical philology and the study of oral cultures, this companion offers a wide-ranging, update and comprehensive panorama of the current state of Hesiodic studies.

Hesiod and Classical Greek Poetry

Reception and Transformation in the Fifth Century BCE

Author: Zoe Stamatopoulou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107162998

Category: History

Page: 304

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Surveys the complex landscape of Hesiodic reception in lyric poetry and drama in the fifth century BCE.

Simonides the Poet

Intertextuality and Reception

Author: Richard Rawles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108651763

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Simonides is tantalising and enigmatic, known both from fragments and from an extensive tradition of anecdotes. This monograph, the first in English for a generation, employs a two-part diachronic approach: Richard Rawles first reads Simonidean fragments with attention to their intertextual relationship with earlier works and traditions, and then explores Simonides through his ancient reception. In the first part, interactions between Simonides' own poems and earlier traditions, both epic and lyric, are studied in his melic fragments and then in his elegies. The second part focuses on an important strand in Simonides' ancient reception, concerning his supposed meanness and interest in remuneration. This is examined in Pindar's Isthmian 2, and then in Simonides' reception up to the Hellenistic period. The book concludes with a full re-interpretation of Theocritus 16, a poem which engages both with Simonides' poems and with traditions about his life.

Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

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The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

The Shadow of Callimachus

Studies in the Reception of Hellenistic Poetry at Rome

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463152

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Through a series of critical readings this book builds a picture of the Roman reaction to, and adoption of, the Greek poetry of the last three pre-Christian centuries. Although the poetry of the greatest figure of Greek poetry after Alexander, Callimachus of Cyrene, and his contemporaries stands at the heart of the book, the individual studies embrace the full scope of what remains of Hellenistic poetry, both high literary productions and the more marginal poetry, such as that in honour of the great goddess Isis. The singularity of the poetry of Catullus and Virgil, of Horace and the elegists, emerges as more rich and complex than has hitherto been appreciated. Individual studies concern the poets' declared attitudes to their own work, the figure of Dionysus/Bacchus and the poetry of world conquest, the creation of similes, and the conversion of Greek bucolic into Latin pastoral.

Frankenstein and Its Classics

The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction

Author: Benjamin Eldon Stevens,Jesse Weiner,Brett M. Rogers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350054895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Frankenstein and Its Classics is the first collection of scholarship dedicated to how Frankenstein and works inspired by it draw on ancient Greek and Roman literature, history, philosophy, and myth. Presenting twelve new essays intended for students, scholars, and other readers of Mary Shelley's novel, the volume explores classical receptions in some of Frankenstein's most important scenes, sources, and adaptations. Not limited to literature, the chapters discuss a wide range of modern materials-including recent films like Alex Garland's Ex Machina and comics like Matt Fraction's and Christian Ward's Ody-C-in relation to ancient works including Hesiod's Theogony, Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass. All together, these studies show how Frankenstein, a foundational work of science fiction, brings ancient thought to bear on some of today's most pressing issues, from bioengineering and the creation of artificial intelligence to the struggles of marginalized communities and political revolution. This addition to the comparative study of classics and science fiction reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world-and emphasizes the prescience and ongoing importance of Mary Shelley's immortal novel. As Frankenstein turns 200, its complex engagement with classical traditions is more significant than ever.

Works & Days

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1614303592

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Hesiod (circa 750650 B.C.) was one of Ancient Greeks first epic bards and is considered one of the greatest.Along with Homer, Hesiods works are the oldest to survive from Ancient Greece.Hesiod wrote on a variety of topics such as mythology, economics, farming and others.

The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius

Author: Stuart Gillespie,Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827522

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this 2007 Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas. The Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about Lucretius, and as a series of stimulating essays for students of classical antiquity and its reception. It is completely accessible to the reader who has only read Lucretius in translation.

Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Jan N. Bremmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317800230

Category: History

Page: 299

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Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ‘Paris school’ of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek myths, all of which eschew a monolithic or exclusively structuralist hermeneutic method. Specifically, the notion that mythology can simply be read as a primitive mode of narrative history is rejected, with emphasis instead being placed on the relationships between mythology and history, ritual and political genealogy. The essays concentrate on some of the best known characters and themes – Oedipus, Orpheus, Narcissus – reflecting the complexity and fascination of the Greek imagination. The volume will long remain an indispensable tool for the study of Greek mythology, and it is of great interest to anyone interested in the development of Greek culture and civilisation and the nature of myth.

Hesiod's Works and Days

How to Teach Self-sufficiency

Author: Lilah Grace Canevaro

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198729545

Category: Didactic poetry, Greek

Page: 269

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Greek poet Hesiod's canonical archaic text, the Works and Days, was performed in its entirety, but was also relentlessly excerpted, quoted, and reapplied. In this volume, Lilah Grace Canevaro situates the poem within these two modes of reading and argues that the text itself, through Hesiod's complex mechanism of rendering elements detachable while tethering them to their context for the purposes of the poem, sustains both treatments. One of the poem's difficulties is that Hesiod gives remarkably little advice on how to negotiate these different modes of reading. Canevaro considers the didactic methods employed by Hesiod from two perspectives: in terms of the gaps he leaves, and of how he challenges his audience to fill them. She argues that Hesiod's reticence is linked to the high value he places on self-sufficiency, which creates a productive tension with the didactic thrust of the poem as teaching always involves a relationship of exchange and, at least up to a point, reliance and trust. Hesiod negotiates this potential contradiction by advocating not blind adherence to his teachings but thinking for oneself and working for one's lesson. Exploring key issues such as gender and genre, and persona and performance, this volume places this important poem within a wider context, revealing how it draws on and contributes to a tradition of usefulness.

Plato and Hesiod

Author: G. R. Boys-Stones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199236348

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 362

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A collection of essays exploring the relationship between Plato and the poet Hesiod. The volume covers a wide variety of thematic angles, brings new and sometimes surprising light to a large range of Platonic dialogues, and represents a major contribution to the study of the reception of archaic poetry in Athens.

Aenesidemus of Cnossus

Testimonia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316060373

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This book provides the first edition of all the testimonia on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus, who is deemed to be the source of Sextus Empiricus, the main surviving authority on ancient Scepticism. It provides an extensive philosophical and historical commentary, and throws light on a series of questions concerning the philosophy of the late Academy, Stoic Heracliteanism, and the interaction between medicine and philosophy in the late Hellenistic era. It will be an essential reference work for all those scholars and students dealing with the history of ancient Scepticism.

Hesiod

The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 627

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