Heat and Lust: Hesiod's Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 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".

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The Harvest
19
The Threshing
27
Enter the Cicada
47
Copyright

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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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