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

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236343

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.001.0001

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Chaos corrected: Hesiod in Plato's creation myth

Chaos corrected: Hesiod in Plato's creation myth

(p.219) 11 Chaos corrected: Hesiod in Plato's creation myth
Plato and Hesiod

E. E. Pender

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores in detail how Plato's creation narrative in the Timaeus is presented as a ‘scientific’ reworking of the Theogony, taking up and transforming the primal figures from that work, and central polarities embodied by them (especially male/female).

Keywords:   Plato, Timaeus, Hesiod, Theogony, creation, polarities, Muses

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