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Charles Stocking (UWO) on “Sacrifice and the Politics of the Belly in Hesiod's Theogony”

This talk offers a new analysis of the aetiology of sacrifice in Hesiod’s Theogony. Through intertextual analysis with the larger Greek hexameter tradition, combined with recent findings on feasting and sacrifice in the fields of archaeology and anthropology, Stocking argues that Hesiod’s aetiology is part of a much larger cultural poetic tradition on sacrifice, which speaks directly to the social significance of the ritual throughout various stages of Greek cultural history.Charles Stocking is an Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario.  His research and teaching focuses on the sociology of power in Greek literature and culture with special attention to issues of gender, ritual, and the body.



Thursday, February 13, 2014. 05:00 PM


Building 110, Room 112


Department of Classics