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The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions (Paperback)
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The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 31/07/2008
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521069823
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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Review of the hardback: '... these papers represent a welcome return to a tantalizing assortment of fragments ... This collection is a welcome sign, signalling ... attention to a complicated and tantalizing set of fragments. ... no student of the Catalogue of Women will come away from this book without a different approach to try out for him or herself, without repeatedly thinking while reading, 'I don't quite remember that fragment ...' and wanting to look at the poem anew.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Review of the hardback: '... invaluable ... The collection of essays offers numerous intelligent ways of reading a fragmentary and influential poem ...' Journal of Hellenic Studies
"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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