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The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and Archaic Greece free pdf This book examines the extant fragments of the archaic Greek poem known in antiquity as Hesiod's Catalogue of Women. Kirk Ormand shows that the poem should be read intertextually with other hexameter poetry from the eighth to sixth century BCE, especially Homer, Hesiod, and the Cyclic epics. Through literary interaction with these poems, the Catalogue reflects political and social tensions in the archaic period regarding the production of elite status. In particular, Ormand argues that the Catalogue reacts against the 'middling ideology' that came to the fore during the archaic period in Greece, championing traditional aristocratic modes of status. Ormand maintains that the poem's presentation of the end of the heroic age is a reflection of a declining emphasis on nobility of birth in the structures of authority in the emerging sixth century polis.

About Kirk Ormand

Kirk Ormand is Professor of Classics at Oberlin College. He is author of Exchange and the Maiden: Marriage in Sophoclean Tragedy (1999) and Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (2008), and editor of A Companion to Sophocles (2012). He has published articles on Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Ovid, Lucan, the Greek Novel, and Clint Eastwood. He is the recipient of the Basil Gildersleeve Prize from the American Journal of Philology, the Barbara McManus Prize from the Women's Classical Caucus of the American Philological Association, and the John J. Winkler Memorial Prize. Ormand has traveled extensively in Greece, and held the post of Whitehead Professor of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens during the 2007-8 academic year. He also held a Solmsen Fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1999-2000.

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Author : Kirk Ormand
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 28 April 2014
ISBN : 1107035198
EAN : 9781107035195
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 273 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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