Thucydides and Hesiod

Finglass, P.J. (2013) Thucydides and Hesiod. Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica (ns 105). pp. 161-169. ISSN 1724-1901

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The puzzling reference by Thucydides, during his account of Demosthenes’ Aetolian campaign in 426, to the death of Hesiod, can be explained as an instance of foreshadowing through myth: Hesiod’s tragic end prepares the reader for the tragic consequences of Demosthenes’ decisions. A similar use of mythical foreshadowing in Herodotus is compared.

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Additional Information: Part of the section: Note di lettura e recensioni (to which the DOI refers).
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Classics
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