par Brout, Nicolette
Référence Dialogues d'histoire ancienne, 29, 2, page (97-108)
Publication Publié, 2003
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Hesiod mentions the mallow and the asphodel in v. 41 of the Works. Generally interprets think that the poet considers them as food for poor people. Nevertheless the contextual analysis of food topic and the examination of the part assigned to the two plants in religious or philosophical-religious practices reveal that they are connected with the Golden age and allow exceptional men to get beyond human condition and close to the divine.