LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
M.; Heath (1985)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects:
This paper falls into two parts: (i) The first part argues that Works and Days is more coherently organised, and displays greater coherence of thought, than many interpreters recognise. However, the last part of the poem (from 695), heterogeneous and loosely structured, poses severe problems. \ud \ud (ii) The second part is concerned with the end(s) to which the Hesiodic poems were composed. It is argued that neither Works and Days (which is formally a didactic poem) nor Theogony (which is not) can be fully explained in didactic terms. The poetics of the Theogony proem emphasise beauty and pleasure, and take a cautious view of the truth of poetry; similar inferences can be drawn from Homer. However, this does not exclude the possibility that the poet's intentions were partially, but not solely, didactic. We should recognise the limits of what can be said with confidence.\ud \ud \ud ‘Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still persuade us to rejoice;\ud With the farming of a verse Make a vineyard of the curse...’\ud (W. H. Auden)
  • No references.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article