Hesiod : The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles

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Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 131.06 x 206.76 x 14.22mm | 263.08g
  • Ann Arbor, United States
  • English
  • 8pp illustrations
  • 0472081616
  • 9780472081615
  • 512,059

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Richmond Lattimore is a fine translator of poetry because he has a poetic voice of his own, authentic and unmistakable and yet capable of a remarkable range of modulation. . . . Hesiod is earth-bound and dun-colored; indeed part of his purpose is to discredit the brilliance and the ideals of heroism glorified in the Homeric tradition. But Hesiod too is poetry . . . and Lattimore's is the only version that makes the English reader aware that it is." -Moses Hadas, New York Times Book Review
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About Hesiod

Richmond Lattimore (1906-1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.
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