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Richard H Armstrong

Richard H Armstrong

Richard H Armstrong is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Houston. He writes on the reception of Ancient Greek and Roman cultures, and is author of A Compulsion for Antiquity: Freud and the Ancient World (Cornell UP) among other chapters and articles. He is co-editor of the Ohio State University Press series Classical Memories/Modern Identities.

A bust of Hesiod, a photograph of Joan Didion, the cover of Didion's book The White Album, and the first page of Hesiod's Work and Days

From Didion to Hesiod: The Center Will Not Hold

Hesiod's poem reminds us that in the end, we must all make sense of our works and days, with the help of—or in spite of—the stories in our heads.