Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature

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Edited by: Christine Walde
In collaboration with: Brigitte Egger

The Reception of Classical Literature , a Supplement to Brill’s New Pauly gives an overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from Antiquity to the present.

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Hesiod (Hesiodus)

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Author(s): Ciccolella, Federica
A. Life and work Reconstructions of H.’s biography from his works were already undertaken in antiquity. From these, it appears he was born in Ascra, in Boeotia, and his life span is usually put between the second half of the 8th cent, and the first half of the 7th cent. BC. His father, Dios (‘divine’), had migrated from Asia Minor to escape poverty. Still a young man, H., while tending his flock on Mount Helicon, received an official investiture as a poet from the Muses. He won a poetic contest at t…