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Theogony

And, Works and Days
Hesiod (Book - 1999 )
Theogony


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Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans. In contrast, Works and Days isa compendium of moral and practical advice on husbandry, and throws unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society. As well as offering the earliest known sources for the myths of Pandora, Prometheus and the Golden Age, Hesiod's poetry provides a valuable account of the ethics andsuperstitions of the society in which he lived. Unlike Homer, Hesiod writes about himself and his family, and he stands out as the first personality in European literature. This new translation, by a leading expert on the Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability. It is accompanied by anintroduction and explanatory notes.
Authors: Hesiod
Uniform Title: Theogony. English
Title: Theogony
and, Works and days
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 1999
Characteristics: xxi, 79 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Hesiod ; translated with an introduction and notes by M.L. West
Additional Contributors: West, M. L. - 1937- - (Martin Litchfield),
Alternate Title: Works and days
ISBN: 0192839411
9780192839411
Branch Call Number: 881.01 H584t 1999
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Comment by: Multcolib_Research Report This May 23, 2013

Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. He is considered a younger contemporary of Homer. In Theogony Hesiod charts the history of the divine world, narrating the origin of the universe and the rise of the gods, from first beginnings to the triumph of Zeus, and reporting on the progeny of Zeus and of goddesses in union with mortal men. In Works and Days Hesiod shifts his attention to the world of men, delivering moral precepts and practical advice regarding agriculture, navigation, and many other matters


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Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. He is considered a younger contemporary of Homer. In Theogony Hesiod charts the history of the divine world, narrating the origin of the universe and the rise of the gods, from first beginnings to the triumph of Zeus, and reporting on the progeny of Zeus and of goddesses in union with mortal men. In Works and Days Hesiod shifts his attention to the world of men, delivering moral precepts and practical advice regarding agriculture, navigation, and many other matters

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