The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions

The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions

by Richard Hunter
     
 

The Catalogue of Women, ascribed to Hesiod, one of the greatest figures of early hexameter poetry, maps file Greek world, its evolution, and its heroic myths through the mortal women who bore children to the gods. In this collection a team of international scholars offers the first attempt to explore the poem's meaning, significance and reception. Individual chapters… See more details below

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The Catalogue of Women, ascribed to Hesiod, one of the greatest figures of early hexameter poetry, maps file Greek world, its evolution, and its heroic myths through the mortal women who bore children to the gods. In this collection a team of international scholars offers the first attempt to explore the poem's meaning, significance and reception. Individual chapters examine the organisation and structure of the poem, its social and political context, its relation to other early epic and Hesiodic poetry, its place in the development of a panhellenic consciousness, and attitudes to women. The wider influence of the Catalogue is considered in chapters on Pindar and the lyric tradition, on Hellenistic poetry, and on the poem's reception at Rome. This collection provides a significant new approach to the study of the Catalogue.

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"This collection is a welcome sign, signaling new attention to a complicated and tantalizing set of fragments." —Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521069823
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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