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Heat and Lust: Hesiods Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited J.C.B. Petropoulos

Heat and Lust: Hesiods Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited

J.C.B. Petropoulos

Published September 27th 1994
ISBN : 9780847679027
Paperback
130 pages
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 About the Book 

J.C.B. Petropoulos examines the description of midsummer in Hesiods Works and Days, explores modern Greek agrarian practices and relevant folk beliefs, proverbs, symbols, and songs, and cautiously attempts a backward extrapolation. With the helpMoreJ.C.B. Petropoulos examines the description of midsummer in Hesiods Works and Days, explores modern Greek agrarian practices and relevant folk beliefs, proverbs, symbols, and songs, and cautiously attempts a backward extrapolation. With the help of comparative ethnographic models, readers will not only better appreciate the seasonal settings of Hesiods harvest and its midsummer aftermath, but also will obtain a provocative sidelight into the local song traditions and general lore that underlie the famous passage and Alcaeuss poem.