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Fragment of a marble Sarcophagus
ca. 230-240 ACE
Duke Museum of Art


  1. González, JM. "Hesiod and the Disgraceful Shepherds: Pastoral Politics in a Panhellenic Dichterweihe?." Anthony Snodgrass Festschrift. Edited by Bintliff, J; Rutter, K.   .

    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.