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 the 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 an attempt to explore the poem's meaning, significance and reception. Individual chapters examine…  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 the 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 an attempt to explore the poem's meaning, significance and reception. Individual chapters examine the organization 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 pan-Hellenic 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 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
Sales rank:
422,964
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hunter is Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge. He has published extensively on Greek literature and his previous titles include Theocritus: Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus (Berkeley, 2003), Plato's Symposium (Oxford, 2004), and Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry (0521835119).

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