Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia v. 1
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Hesiod by Hesiod
Book DescriptionHesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer. This volume of the new "Loeb Classical Library" edition offers a general introduction, a fluid translation facing an improved Greek text of Hesiod's two extant poems, and a generous selection of testimonia from a wide variety of ancient sources regarding Hesiod's life, works, and reception. 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; along the way he gives us the myths of Pandora and of the Golden, Silver, and other Races of Men.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674996229
(168mm x 118mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Adapts Hesiod's two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements of Greek philosophy, most notably of Plato.
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Author Biography - Hesiod
Glenn W. Most is Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago.
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