Theogony and Works and Days (Paperback)
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DescriptionHesiod, 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.
- Published: 26 July 2009
- Format: Paperback 112 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199538317 ISBN 10: 019953831X
- Sales rank: 21,569
Reviews for Theogony and Works and Days
The literal translation takes away to joy of reading. Do not buy unless for reference.
Reading the first page i was astonished to find out that the god,Uranos and Gaia were translated to Sky and Earth.So i stopped reading. by Mihnea Capilnean