Theogony and Works and Days

Theogony and Works and Days

by Hesiod
     
 

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This new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability and includes an introduction and explanatory notes on these two works by one of the oldest known Greek poets. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy and account of the struggles of the gods, and the Works and Days offers a compendium of moral and

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This new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability and includes an introduction and explanatory notes on these two works by one of the oldest known Greek poets. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy and account of the struggles of the gods, and the Works and Days offers a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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"This is a very welcome publication, an authoritative translation of a major greek author at a reasonable price. Essential reading for classicists."—J. G. Hourie, Dept. of Classics, University of Edinburgh

"Readers who have no previous knowledge of Hesoid will find this an extremely accessible book, written in such a way that the non-specialist will be able to read, follow and enjoy these works. This is in part due to Professor West's excellent translations and partly due to his real and profound interest in his subject, which is further reflectd by a most informative and useful introduction."—The Greek Rreview

"So much better than the corresponding Penguin translation of Hesiod. The introduction is splendid."—P. Walcot, University College, Cardiff

"...An edition with a stimulating Introduction, a very readable translation."—JACT Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199538317
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
128,632
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)

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