Work and Days

Work and Days

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Work and days is a didactic poem of some 800 verses written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BC. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmer's almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the agricultural arts. Scholars have seen this work against a background of agrarian crisis in mainland Greece, which inspired a wave of colonial expeditions in search of new land. In the poem Hesiod also offers his brother extensive moralizing advice on how he should live his life.
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 68.04g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1617207209
  • 9781617207204
  • 2,109,636

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