The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions

The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions

by Richard Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521836840

ISBN-13: 9780521836845

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836845
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1Ordering women in Hesiod's Catalogue5
2The beginning and end of the Catalogue of women and its relation to Hesiod25
3Gods among men? The social and political dynamics of the Hesiodic Catalogue of women35
4Heracles in the Hesiodic Catalogue of women85
5Mestra at Athens : hesiod fr. 43 and the poetics of panhellenism99
6A catalogue within a catalogue : Helen's suitors in the Hesiodoic Catalogue of women (frr. 196-204)118
7Pulp epic : the Catalogue and the Shield153
8The Megalai Ehoiai : a survey of the fragments176
9Ordered from the Catalogue : Pindar, Bacchylides, and Hesiodic genealogical poetry217
10The Hesiodic Catalogue and Hellenistic poetry239
11From genealogy to Catalogue : the Hellenistic adaptation of the Hesiodic catalogue form266
12The Hesiodic Catalogue of women and Latin poetry287
13Or such as Ovid's Metamorphoses ...299

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