Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge Classical Studies)

Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge Classical Studies)


This e-book selects principal texts illustrating the literary reception of Hesiod's Works and Days in antiquity and considers how those moments have been an important in fashioning the assumption of 'didactic literature'. A significant bankruptcy considers the improvement of old rules approximately didactic poetry, depending now not quite a bit on specific severe idea as on how Hesiod was once learn and used from the earliest interval of reception onwards. different chapters reflect on Hesiodic reception within the archaic poetry of Alcaeus and Simonides, within the classical prose of Plato, Xenophon and Isocrates, within the Aesopic culture, and within the imperial prose of Dio Chrysostom and Lucian; there's additionally a groundbreaking examine of Plutarch's huge statement at the Works and Days and an account of historical principles of Hesiod's linguistic type. it is a significant and cutting edge contribution to the examine of Hesiod's awesome poem and to the Greek literary engagement with the previous.

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