Theogony and Works and Days

Theogony and Works and Days

by Henry Michael Weinfield, Hesiod
     
 

Hesiod, one of the oldest known Greek poets, stand out as the first personality in European literature. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of their violent struggles before the present order was established. The Works and Days, a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry… See more details below

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Hesiod, one of the oldest known Greek poets, stand out as the first personality in European literature. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of their violent struggles before the present order was established. The Works and Days, a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry, throws a unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society, ethics, and superstition. Hesiod's poetry is the oldest source for the myths of Prometheus, Pandora, and the Golden Age. Unlike Homer, Hesiod tells us about himself and his family (he lived in central Greece in the late eighth century BC). This new translation by a leading expert combines accuracy with readability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472099320
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/11/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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