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Réalités et vérités dans la Théogonie et les Travaux et les Jours d'Hésiode

David-Artur Daix 1
1 Sciences des textes anciens : Littérature grecque archaïque et classique
AOROC - Archéologies d'Orient et d'Occident et Sciences des textes
Abstract : From the very start of his two great poems, Hesiod lets us know that he will tell us the truth. Yet that statement only raises new questions. And, first, what is that truth which Hesiod sometimes calls ἀληθέα and sometimes ἔτυμα ? « Poetic », it is expressed by means of a literary composition : is it not, then, necessarily a « fiction » while being at the very time truthful ? Divine in the Theogonia, human in Works and Days, the truth in Hesiod’s poems presents, paradoxically, two faces, depending on whether it resides in the time of gods or that of men, in the story of Prometheus and Pandora or in the myth of the races of mankind.
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David-Artur Daix. Réalités et vérités dans la Théogonie et les Travaux et les Jours d'Hésiode. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2006, 4, pp.139-164. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.3420⟩. ⟨hal-00371824⟩

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