Heat and Lust: Hesiod's Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - Literary Collections - 115 pages
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J.C.B. Petropoulos examines the description of midsummer in Hesiod's Works and Days, explores modern Greek agrarian practices and relevant folk beliefs, proverbs, symbols, and songs, and cautiously attempts a "backward extrapolation." With the help of comparative ethnographic models, readers will not only better appreciate the seasonal settings of Hesiod's harvest and its midsummer aftermath, but also will obtain a provocative sidelight into the local song traditions and general lore that underlie the famous passage and Alcaeus's poem.
 

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\J.C.B. Petropoulos is assistant professor of ancient Greek literature at Democritean University of Thrace at Alexandroupoli and Komotini.

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