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Plato and Hesiod

G. R. Boys-Stones and J. H. Haubold


Plato's ambiguous relationship with Homer is well known, but his engagement with Hesiod, the ‘second poet’ of ancient Greece, has been less systematically explored. Hesiod, however, is of particular importance to Plato, not least as a reference-point for the didactic tradition quite generally, and the sophists in particular; he is a major source of imagery at crucial moments in Plato's thought. This volume presents fifteen studies addressing this issue, from a wide variety of thematic angles. Some look at Plato's view of Hesiod in general, some at Hesiod's presence in particular dialogues. Tog ... More

Keywords: Plato, Hesiod, archaic poetry, reception

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236343
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. R. Boys-Stones, editor
Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University
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J. H. Haubold, editor
Leverhulme Senior Lecturer in Greek Literature, Durham University
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