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Hesiod, Works and Days 232–7 The Works and Days is centrally concerned with the relation between justice and the ordering of agricultural life; the struggle for food is what determines life, and famine is a reality, as indeed it was throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Work and the practice of justice will mean that “Famine will hate you, but you will be loved by fair‐garlanded Demeter, the revered lady, who will fill your barn with the stuff of life” (299–301). Some four centuries after Hesiod, Callimachus told the story of Erysichthon, who inspired Demeter’s anger by cutting down the trees in a grove sacred to her in order to build a hall for “constant feasting,” itself a wasteful disregard of the proper use of food and resources.

The Suda claims his floruit as the reign of Marcus Aurelius, but this simply reflects the dramatic date of the “dialogue,” which is indeed placed in the late second century, when a number of the characters apparently represented are known to have had a historical existence. It is however clear that the literary form does not relate to a real event: the characters are too separated in date and are ideal types rather than drawn from life; ancient dialogues seldom respect historical plausibility, as the dialogues of Plato, Cicero, and Macrobius all demonstrate.

The man who drinks more than sufficient will find wine a wild thing: it binds together his feet and hands and tongue and mind with bonds which cannot be seen and soft sleep loves him. Hesiod fr. 239 M‐W = 179 Most 28 Richard Hunter and Demetra Koukouzika From one perspective, Euripides’ Bacchae dramatizes the transference to the level of cultic myth of the blessings and the dangers that Dionysus, “a god most terrible, but also for men most gentle” (vv. 860–1), brings with him. Much of what survives of archaic Greek poetry after Homer was probably performed in the setting of the symposium, and the proper conduct of the symposium and the use of wine form important subjects for that poetry, particularly in the elegiac tradition (Bielohlawek, 1940; Ford, 2002, 35–9); symposiasts were very self‐conscious of the spe­ cialness of this form of semi‐ritualized drinking.

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