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Contest of Homer and Hesiod
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(Αγὼν Ὁμήρου καὶ Ἡσιόδου/Agṑn Homḗru kaì Hēsiódou, Latin Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi). The ‘Contest of Homer and Hesiod’ (CHH), which is only related in one MS (Cod. Laurentianus Graecus 56,1), is part of the ancient anecdotal-biographical tradition surrounding famous poets and thinkers (cf.  Biography). This work, a compilation of prose and hexameter verse, was written during or shortly after the reign of emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138) (presumably during the  Second Sophistic) since the author…

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Furley, William D. (Heidelberg), “Contest of Homer and Hesiod”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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