Theogony & Works and Days
By (author) Hesiod
Edited and translated by Stephanie Nelson
Translated by Richard Caldwell
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Theogony & Works and Days by Hesiod
Book DescriptionGreek poet Hesiod took many lines of thought and knowledge - myth, fable, personal experience, practical understanding - and wove them into one great whole. He did as much with the origins of the Greek gods in the Theogony, and then did the same in creating his manual of moral and practical advice, Works and Days. Here, Stephanie Nelson's translation of Works and Days is paired with Richard S. Caldwell's take on the Theogony. Along with introductory essays, these comprehensible versions of Hesiod's two best-known poems make it easy for readers to see why Hesiod's writings continue to resound through the ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781585102884
(228mm x 6mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hesiod
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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
Stephanie Nelson (PhD. Chicago) is Associate Professor of Classics at Boston University and has written numerous works on Hesiod and Aristophanes. Richard Caldwell (deceased) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. His PhD was from the University of Texas and he specialized in both the Classics and psychoanalysis. He wrote the popular translation of Hesiod's "Theogony" and a prose translation of Vergil's "Aeneid".
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