Hesiod, the other poet : ancient reception of a cultural icon
- by Hugo H. Koning.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
- Physical description
- viii, 439 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum 325.
- Koning, Hugo H.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Preface Introduction
- Part 1 Hesiod and Homer
- Chapter 1 Introduction: Equating Hesiod and Homer
- Chapter 2 The Boundless Authority of Hesiod and Homer
- Chapter 3 Hesiod and Homer: The Storekeepers of Knowledge
- Part 2 The `Real' Hesiod
- Chapter 4 Introduction: Searching for Hesiod
- Chapter 5 Ethics and Politics: the Common and the Arcane
- Chapter 6 Philosophy: Great and Small
- Part 3 Hesiod versus Homer
- Chapter 7 Introduction: the Contest of Hesiod and Homer
- Chapter 8 Swords and Ploughshares
- Chapter 9 The Other Poetics
- Chapter 10 Conclusion Bibliography General Index Index Locorum.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Hesiod: The Other Poet is a study dealing with the role of Hesiod in the imagination and the collective memory of the ancient Greeks. Its main hypothesis is that Hesiod's image was to a large degree formed by the picture of Homer: Hesiod is decidedly different when presented as allied with, opposed to or simply without Homer. Following this approach, Hesiod is investigated as a moral and philosophical authority, a locus informed with values and qualities, a concept in literary-critical discourse, and more generally as a cultural and panhellenic icon constructed and reconstructed by later Greek authors who employed and so re-created him in their own texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Mnemosyne supplements. Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, 0169-8958 ; v. 325
- 9789004186163 (alk. paper)
- 9004186166 (alk. paper)
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