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The Programmatic Message of the "Kings and Singers" Passage: Hesiod, "Theogony" 80-103

Kathryn B. Stoddard
Transactions of the American Philological Association (1974-)
Vol. 133, No. 1 (Spring, 2003), pp. 1-16
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20054073
Page Count: 16
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The Programmatic Message of the "Kings and Singers" Passage: Hesiod, "Theogony" 80-103
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Abstract

In Hesiod's "Theogony," the "Kings and Singers" passage, lines 80-103, parallels the poem's "Dichterweihe," lines 22-34, in that both portray contact between the Muses and mortals on whom they bestow gifts. The gifts granted Hesiod in the "Dichterweihe," a divine voice and a laurel scepter, represent the persuasive powers of ἀοιδόν and βασιλεύϛ as described in "Th. 80-103." The latter passage is thus programmatic for how Hesiod perceives his role as narrator and how he intends to use the Muses' gifts for didaxis. The Prometheus and Hekate passages later in the poem show Hesiod's didaxis in action.

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