Hesiod and the Disgraceful Shepherds: Pastoral Politics in a Panhellenic Dichterweihe?

Book Section (Chapter)

I seek to motivate the indiscriminate abuse ("ignoble disgraces, mere bellies") to which the Muses at Hesiod's Dichterweihe subject all "field-dwelling shepherds" with reference to the pastoral politics of the Greek mainland in the archaic and classical periods. I draw attention to the Panhellenic dimensions of Hesiod's induction as an epic rhapsode.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • González, JM

Cited Editors

  • Bintliff, J; Rutter, K

Published Date

  • 2016

Book Title

  • Anthony Snodgrass Festschrift