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Greek poet Hesiod took many lines of thought and knowledge - myth, fable, personal experience, practical understanding - and wove them into one great whole.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585106035

Category: Fiction

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Greek 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.
2015-01-02 By Hesiod

"Written in the late eighth century BC by Hesiod, one of the oldest known of Greek poets, Theogony and Works and Days represent the earliest account of the origin of the Greek gods, and an invaluable compendium of advice for leading a moral ...

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472069322

Category: Poetry

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"Written in the late eighth century BC by Hesiod, one of the oldest known of Greek poets, Theogony and Works and Days represent the earliest account of the origin of the Greek gods, and an invaluable compendium of advice for leading a moral life, both offering unique insights into archaic Greek society ... This translation contains a general introduction, a translator's introduction, notes, and a glossary."--Publisher description.
2006 By Hesiod

A translation of Hesiod's poems. It captures Hesiod's rustic wisdom, his humour and his cautious pessimism.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0872201791

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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A translation of Hesiod's poems. It captures Hesiod's rustic wisdom, his humour and his cautious pessimism.
1993 By Hesiod

Already a classic, Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield is now more valuable than ever for students of Greek mythology and literature.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421410876

Category: Literary Criticism

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Already a classic, Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield is now more valuable than ever for students of Greek mythology and literature.
2004-08-02 By Hesiod

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 ...

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674996224

Category: Literary Criticism

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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. 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. Also included are The Shield and extant fragments of other poems, including the Catalogue of Women, that were attributed to Hesiod in antiquity. None of these is now thought to be by Hesiod himself, but all have considerable literary and historical interest. The Catalogue of Women is a systematic presentation in five books of a large number of Greek legendary heroes and episodes, organized according to the genealogy of the heroes’ mortal mothers. The Shield provides a Hesiodic counterpoint to the shield of Achilles in the Iliad, with Heracles as the protagonist. The volume concludes with a comprehensive index to the complete edition.
2006 By Hesiod

For this eagerly anticipated revised edition, Athanassakis has provided an expanded introduction on Hesiod and his work, subtly amended his faithful translations, significantly augmented the notes and index, and updated the bibliography.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879845

Category: History

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For this eagerly anticipated revised edition, Athanassakis has provided an expanded introduction on Hesiod and his work, subtly amended his faithful translations, significantly augmented the notes and index, and updated the bibliography. --Johns Hopkins University Press.
2004-08-02 By Hesiod

The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BC) are Theogony, in which he charts the history of the divine world, and Works and Days, in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.

Author: Hesiod

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ISBN: 0674997204

Category: Literary Criticism

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The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BC) are Theogony, in which he charts the history of the divine world, and Works and Days, in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.
2018-01-09 By Hesiod

This is the definitive translation and guide for students and readers looking to experience the poetry of Hesiod, who ranks alongside Homer as an influential poet of Greek antiquity.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520966222

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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In this new translation of Hesiod, Barry B. Powell gives an accessible, modern verse rendering of these vibrant texts, essential to an understanding of early Greek myth and society. With stunning color images that help bring to life the contents of the poems and notes that explicate complex passages, Powell’s fresh renditions provide an exciting introduction to the culture of the ancient Greeks. This is the definitive translation and guide for students and readers looking to experience the poetry of Hesiod, who ranks alongside Homer as an influential poet of Greek antiquity.
2017-08-01 By Hesiod

Like his contemporary, Homer, Hesiod artfully relates the struggles and triumphs of the gods as he offers moral and practical advice for earthbound mortals.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486452180

Category: Fiction

Page: 71

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These three classics of Greek literature — often called extended poems — helped bridge the oral and written traditions of Greek civilization. Like his contemporary, Homer, Hesiod artfully relates the struggles and triumphs of the gods as he offers moral and practical advice for earthbound mortals. A poetic treatise on agriculture and farming, Works and Days also presents instructions for daily life and social behavior. Theogony, on the other hand, concerns the origins of the gods, from the battle between the Titans to the ultimate triumph of Zeus. The Shield of Heracles holds further adventure, recounting one of the legendary hero's epic battles. This scrupulously accurate and readable translation is essential for students of Greek mythology and literature.
2006 By Hesiod

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106001534582

Category: Poetry

Page: 399

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1978 By Hesiod

Elegiac rather than epic, the works of Theognis - written some two centuries after Hesiod - include theological speculations, love lyrics and moral advice for his protégé Kurnos, reflecting the moods and themes of an aristocratic poet who ...

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140442839

Category: Poetry

Page: 170

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Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. Hesiod's Theogoney (c. 725 BCE) is a powerful creation myth: an epic, bloody tale of dark forces, sex and violence, tracing the history of the world from primeval Chaos to the establishment of Zeus as supreme king of the gods. In contrast, Hesiod's Works and Days, written to advise his indolent brother Perseus, is an intriguing, sophisticated combination of ethical maxims, social and political comment and superstitious law. Elegiac rather than epic, the works of Theognis - written some two centuries after Hesiod - include theological speculations, love lyrics and moral advice for his protégé Kurnos, reflecting the moods and themes of an aristocratic poet who mourned a changing Greek society.
1973 By Hesiod

Kirk, G. S. "The Structure and Aim of the Theogony." In Hesiode e son ... Athens,
1965. Lamber, W. G., and Walcot, P. "A New Babylonian Theogony and Hesiod.
... Nussbaum, G. "Labour and Status in the Works and Days." CQ 10 (1960): ...

Author: Hesiod

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106006809823

Category: Agriculture

Page: 168

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Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization.
1983 By Hesiod

Theogony; Works and days. (Oxford world's classics) Bibliography: p. 1. Hesiod—
Translations, English. 2. Gods, Greek—Poetry. 3. Mythology, Greek—Poetry. I.
West, M. L. (Martin Litchfield), 1937– . II. Hesiod, Works and days. English, 1988.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191593499

Category: Literary Criticism

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Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans. In contrast, Works and Days is a compendium of moral and practical advice on husbandry, and throws unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society. As well as offering the earliest known sources for the myths of Pandora, Prometheus and the Golden Age, Hesiod's poetry provides a valuable account of the ethics and superstitions of the society in which he lived. Unlike Homer, Hesiod writes about himself and his family, and he stands out as the first personality in European literature. This new translation, by a leading expert on the Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability. It is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
2008-12-11 By Hesiod

Author: M. L. West

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ISBN: OCLC:496474860

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1988 By M. L. West

This translation of "Works and Days", Hesiod's manual of moral and practical advice, is here paired with Caldwell's "Theogony" and includes introductions to each piece, notes, and an interpretive essay.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 1585102881

Category: Drama

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This translation of "Works and Days," Hesiod's manual of moral and practical advice, is here paired with Caldwell's "Theogony" and includes introductions to each piece, notes, and an interpretive essay.
2008 By Hesiod

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ISBN: OCLC:1135842548

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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 the Golden, ...

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press

ISBN: UOM:39015062426211

Category: Agriculture

Page: 241

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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 me. 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 the Golden, Silver, and other Races of Men.
1959 By Hesiod

Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora's box and humanity's decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0141197528

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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A new verse translation by award-winning poet Alicia Stallings of one of the foundational works of ancient Greece The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora's box and humanity's decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work. Alicia Stallings's new translation breathes new life into Hesiod's work, rendering its vivid poetry for a new generation of classics readers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
2017-05-30 By Hesiod

C.S. Morrissey's brilliant translations bring a modern, lyrical sensibility to Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod's two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements in Greek philosophy.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: 0889227004

Category: Poetry

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C.S. Morrissey's brilliant translations bring a modern, lyrical sensibility to Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod's two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements in Greek philosophy. Theogony tells of the first generations of the gods and recollects how Zeus established his cosmic reign of justice. Works and Days examines the two-fold role of competition in life, what Hesiod calls "the badstrife" and "the good strife" and how they affect our struggle to maintain order in the wake of chaos and the primeval void.
2012 By Hesiod

Also included in this volume is Hesiod's "Works and Days," in which the poet argues that labor is a fundamental condition of human existence and to those who are willing to work success will most surely be achieved.

Author: Hesiod

Publisher:

ISBN: 1420958011

Category: Literary Collections

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Greek poet Hesiod, who lived sometime during the 8th and 7th century B.C., is regarded as one the most important poets of classical antiquity. What little is known of him largely comes from his own epic poetry, in which he unconventionally inserted details of his life. Only three of his works, the "Theogony," "Works and Days," and the "Shield of Heracles" survive to this day in their entirety. The "Theogony" is a foundational work of Greek mythology which concerns the creation of the world and the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods. In synthesizing the variety of local Greek traditions concerning the gods into a single narrative, Hesiod's "Theogony" would give uniformity to his culture's myths in a way that would be highly influential. Also included in this volume is Hesiod's "Works and Days," in which the poet argues that labor is a fundamental condition of human existence and to those who are willing to work success will most surely be achieved. A treatise on the virtue of hard work, "Works and Days" is a didactic poem addressed to his brother Perses, who has squandered his inheritance, and who through bribery has deprived Hesiod of part of his own patrimony. Lastly in this volume is the "Shield of Heracles" a work which details the conflict between the mythological figures of Heracles and Cycnus. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translations of Hugh G. Evelyn-White.
2018-06 By Hesiod

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