In Rene Nunlist's discussion of Hesiod's Theogony
such themes are completely missing.
Out of that milieu emerged most of the 12 essays here on such topics as pragmatic presupposition and complementation, dialogue, whether Greek particles are just a literary phenomenon, text types and narrative structure in Euripidean messenger speeches, the perfect as a situating cohesive device, and the proem of Hesiod's Theogony
and Works & Days are our earliest literary accounts of the creation of the first woman and the first bride.
As in Hesiod's Theogony
, this seething multiplicity steps out of nothing without explaining itself.
If Hesiod's Theogony
dramatizes an imaginary of language acknowledging the labor of women and the centrality of the flower in a linguistic paradigm of environment reciprocity, then the most pervasive floral subtext of The Handmaid's Tale, the Persephone myth, dramatizes the rupture of this ethical relationship.
Her reworking of Hesiod's Theogony
was first noted by Shelley Sunn Wong, who cogently argued that Cha's "parodic re-uttering" of Hesiod's invocation of the Muses liberated the Muses from their bondage to "foundational discourses" and enabled them to "preside over historical and social constructs other than those dictated by Western and Korean patriarchal genealogies" (1994, 113-15).
The main elements of the myth are to be found in Hesiod's Theogony
(vv507-616) and Works and Days (vv42-105), and (with very different implications) in Aeschylus' enigmatic play Prometheus Bound.
Simmia explains that the wings do not belong to Cupid, Venus's son, but rather to Eros who, according to Hesiod's Theogony
, came to be after Chaos (Simmiae Rhodii Ouum 408-09; Hesiod, Theogony in Hesiod.
Delie's bard could not have been insensitive to the fact that, like the menacing [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] of Hesiod's Theogony
, Mary is also the chosen receptacle of all of the gifts of heaven.
In ancient times this acceptance of chaos was found within Eastern philosophy, Hesiod's Theogony
, Dionysian religion, and the writings of Lucretius.
The invocation reveals no specifically Pindaric associations at first reading--Calliope's status as `queen' seems to allude to Hesiod's Theogony
, where she is `foremost' among the Muses by virtue of her attendance upon `respected kings' (79-80 [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII];(12) the ensuing poetic autobiography suggests any number of literary antecedents,(13) The Muses' support of Caesar recalls their alleged help to rulers in the Theogony (80-93; with Horace's lene consilium  cf.
And Aphrodite is present at the formation of this world just as she is near the beginnings of the world in Hesiod's Theogony
by some anonymous poet who intended the work to be a continuation of Hesiod's Theogony
The discovery of a Hurrian theogony similar to Hesiod's seems to indicate that Hesiod's theogony
owes significant episodes to Middle Eastern models.
Full-text translations include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Virgil's Aeneid, Sophocles' Oedipus cycle, Aeschylus' Agamemnon, and Hesiod's Theogony