Plato and Hesiod

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G. R. Boys-Stones, J. H. Haubold
OUP Oxford, Dec 10, 2009 - Philosophy - 376 pages
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It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally, and is a major source of imagery at crucial moments of Plato's thought. This volume, which presents fifteen articles by specialists on the area, will be the first ever book-length study dedicated to the subject. It covers a wide variety of thematic angles, brings new and sometimes surprising light to a large range of Platonic dialogues, and represents a major contribution to the study of the reception of archaic poetry in Athens.
 

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Contents

Pandoras presence in Platos Symposium
iii
Socrates Hesiodic project1
xxv
Philosophical rhapsody in the Timaeus and the Critias1
xlviii
Hesiod in Platos creation myth
xlviii
12Hesiods Theogony and Platos Timaeus
xlviii
The Demiurge addresses the gods
xlviii
Hesiodic motifs in the myth of the Politicus1
xlviii
Plato Hesiod and visions of the past and future
xlviii

not Platos alone1
Rhapsodes orators and Platonic discourse
7Platos two Hesiods
Part IIIndividual dialogues
ii
References
xlviii
General Index
xxviii
Index locorum
xxxviii
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G. R. Boys-Stones is Senior Lecturer in Classics, Durham University. Johannes Haubold is Leverhulme Senior Lecturer in Greek Literature, Durham University.

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