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Hesiodus
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(Ἡσίοδος; Hēsíodos): Hesiod.

[German version]

A. Person

The name H., perhaps from the Aeolic ϜᾹσι (cf. ἥδομαι), adapted to the epic-Ionic form Ἡσι- and ὁδός, possibly alludes to his father's occupation of trader: ‘He who rejoices about the roads (journeys?)’ [14]. His father left Cyme in Aeolia due to financial difficulties, and settled in Ascra in Boeotia (Hes. Op. 635-640). Because of the division of the paternal inheritance H. took…

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Arrighetti, Graziano (Pisa), “Hesiodus”, 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 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e512160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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