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Hesiod's 'Works and days' : How to teach self-sufficiency, Lilah Grace Canevaro

Label
Hesiod's 'Works and days' : How to teach self-sufficiency
Title
Hesiod's 'Works and days'
Title remainder
How to teach self-sufficiency
Statement of responsibility
Lilah Grace Canevaro
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Greek poet Hesiod's canonical archaic text, the 'Works and Days', was performed in its entirety, but was also relentlessly excerpted, quoted, and reapplied. In this volume, Lilah Grace Canevaro situates the poem within these two modes of reading and argues that the text itself, through Hesiod's complex mechanism of rendering elements detachable while tethering them to their context for the purposes of the poem, sustains both treatments. One of the poem's difficulties is that Hesiod gives remarkably little advice on how to negotiate these different modes of reading. Canevaro considers the didactic methods employed by Hesiod from two perspectives: in terms of the gaps he leaves, and of how he challenges his audience to fill them. She argues that Hesiod's reticence is linked to the high value he places on self-sufficiency, which creates a productive tension with the didactic thrust of the poem as teaching always involves a relationship of exchange and, at least up to a point, reliance and trust. Hesiod negotiates this potential contradiction by advocating not blind adherence to his teachings but thinking for oneself and working for one's lesson. Exploring key issues such as gender and genre, and persona and performance, this volume places this important poem within a wider context, revealing how it draws on and contributes to a tradition of usefulness
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Canevaro, Lilah Grace
Dewey number
480
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4009.O7
LC item number
C36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hesiod
  • Hesiod
  • Hesiod
  • Didactic poetry, Greek
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
Label
Hesiod's 'Works and days' : How to teach self-sufficiency, Lilah Grace Canevaro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Two reading traditions: linear and excerpting -- Two structuring strategies: detaching and tethering -- Two ideals: self-sufficiency and didacticism -- Didactic methods -- Filling the gaps
Control code
894201766
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780198729549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894201766
Label
Hesiod's 'Works and days' : How to teach self-sufficiency, Lilah Grace Canevaro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Two reading traditions: linear and excerpting -- Two structuring strategies: detaching and tethering -- Two ideals: self-sufficiency and didacticism -- Didactic methods -- Filling the gaps
Control code
894201766
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780198729549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894201766

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