1300 36 33 32

Hesiod 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.

Buy Hesiod book by Hesiod from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674996229
ISBN-10: 0674996224
Format: Hardback
(168mm x 118mm x 23mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hesiod book by Hesiod and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Hesiod

Glenn W. Most is Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago.

Books By Author Hesiod

Theogony / Works and Days by Hesiod

Theogony / Works and Days

Paperback, September 2012
$31.28
Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod

Theogony and Works and Days

Paperback, December 2008
$20.82
Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica (Dodo Press) by Hesiod

Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica (Dodo Press)

Paperback / softback, November 2008
$38.32
Works and Days (Dodo Press) by Hesiod

Works and Days (Dodo Press)

Paperback / softback, October 2008
$22.64