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Gender in Hesiod: A Poetics of the Powerless

Suzanne Lye.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Poetry; Gender and Sexuality. 8016 words.

Hesiod’s famous misogyny is part of a larger “poetics of the powerless” that pervades his epics. The poetic persona of his epics establishes a hierarchy of gender as a defense against his...

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