Hesiod and Theognis

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  • ISBN-13: 9780140442830
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/28/1976
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 500,433
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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Very little is known about Hesiod and it cannot definitely be proved that the same man wrote both the Theogony and Works and Days. He probably lived in the eighth century BC (contemporary with Homer) in Boeotia on the Greek mainland
Theognis lived and wrote chiefly in the sixth century BC. He came from Megara, probably the one on the Greek mainland, and was an aristocrat. There was a popular revolution, in which he lost his status and possibly his money. He appears to have been exiled and might have moved to Megara in Sicily. He had a friend called Kurnos, the son of Polypaos, an aristocrat like himself. to whom he wrote numerous poems.
Dorothea Schmidt Wender was born in 1934 in Ohio and graduated from Radcliffe College, and then went to the University of Minnesota and Harvard University. She has been Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Classics at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. Her publications include book reviews and scholarly articles.
Dorothea Schmidt Wender was born in 1934 in Ohio and graduated from Radcliffe College, and then went to the University of Minnesota and Harvard University. She has been Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Classics at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. Her publications include book reviews and scholarly articles.

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Table of Contents

Theology and Works and Days; Elegies HESIOD
Introduction
Theology
Works and Days

THEOGNIS
Introduction
Elegies

Notes
Select Glossary

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    This book is a must for anyone interested in or studying mythology. Its importance lies in Hesiod's clear delineation of the mythological family tree in Theogony. Hesiod's works are referred to again and again by those who write about mythology.

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