Theogony ; And, Works and Days

Theogony ; And, Works and Days

Book - 1988
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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.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
ISBN: 9780192817884
0192817884
9780192510389
019251038X
Characteristics: xxi, 79 p. ; 19 cm.

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Multcolib_Research 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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