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    DescriptionHesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet. His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, respectively. The Theogony traces the origins of the Greek gods and recounts the events surrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king. A manual of moral instruction in verse, the Works and Days was addressed to farmers and peasants. Introducing his celebrated translations of these two poems and of the Shield, a very ancient poem of disputed authorship, Apostolos Athanassakis positions Hesiod simultaneously as a philosopher-poet, a bard with deep roots in the culture of his native Boeotia, and the heir to a long tradition of Hellenic poetry. 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. Already a classic, Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield is now more valuable than ever for students of Greek mythology and literature.


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    Title
    Hesiod: WITH Works and Days AND Shield
    Subtitle
    Theogony, Works and Days, Shield
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hesiod, Translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801879845
    ISBN 10: 0801879841
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 881.01, 881/.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PA4010.E5 T5 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DB, NHC, DCF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    07 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Apostolos N. Athanassakis holds the James and Sarah Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many translations is The Homeric Hymns, also available from Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    Athanassakis provides a readable and stimulating English version... [and] displays a good command of Hesiodic scholarship.--Peter L. Smith "Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views "