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    Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Hesiod, Translated by M.L. West


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    Short Description for Theogony and Works and Days 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 ...
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  • Poor translation3

    Mihnea Capilnean 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

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