Theogony and Works and Days. Hesiod Translated with Introduction and Notes by M. L. West. Oxford World’s Classics. A new, fully-annotated. Hesiod, one of the oldest known Greek poets, stands out as the first personality in Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod, translated by M. L. West. THE CLASSICAL REVIEW. journey to Hades. He also shows how in both the tales there is allusion to the potential danger of eating the local food when the.

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Unlike Homer, Hesiod tells us about himself and his family he lived in central Greece in the late eighth century BC.

The order of the races, as outlined by metals, is Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Iron, but notice how the order of metals also indicates something different. West Oxford World’s Classics A new, m.l.est translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems.

Theogony and Works and Days

Each night Uranus visited Gaia, sired more children, leaving Gaia in increasing pain. The blending of several aspects of Greek culture in one book makes it an excellent study for those who enjoy poetry, history, or mythology.

While Christians may jump up and say that they did work, remember that Hesiod tells us that they were free from toil, not that they did not work. While the metals become less valuable, they become more practical. Edited with Prolegomena and Commentary. Hoekema – – Criminal Justice Ethics 8 2: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Iron and also an age of Heroes which mingles with the age of normal people until they eventually all die offand one is reminded of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the giant statue of varying precious metals the dream followed this poem by many centuries.


She was the last goddess born in the Titan generation but honored above all by Zeus.

At that time get on with it and gather home the harvest, rising before dawn so that your livelihood may be assured. Instead, this poetry was performed, from memory. The Greeks would have been familiar with these characters from their cultural background. Hesiod did cover a lot of names and occasionally stumbles into an actual good story.

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The theogony was terribly boring even if it was about the gods and their origins. The waters are more calm. The Works and Days is advice on how to live the life of a farmer, and is writ Advice on living a prosperous life 26 October Okay, this book is both the Theogony and The Works and Daysbut I simply want to write about the Works and Days here simply because I cannot find the book under a single listing unlike the Theogony.

ISBN 0 19 The Works and Daysa compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry, throws a unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society, ethics, and superstition. How’s that for religious imagery? Athena, a god of the last generation, is formed from the head of Zeus, needing no mother. Something to remember though is that written word is NOT the original form of this epic. Back then this did not exist, even the professional soldier did not exist.


Also here we find the narration of the sin of Prometheus and his punishment, Pandora. Be the first to ask a question about Theogony and Works and Days.

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This review is for M. Apr 17, Anwen Hayward rated it liked it Shelves: There are two of his works still extant. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Jul 24, Czarny Pies rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Guide to the Theogony M. However, I dare say that- if forced to choose one or the other for one’s worldview- most of us would find the Genesis story in its entirety more humanizing and fulfilling than an Olympian worldview.

There isn’t that much more to it, and, for all that, it’s not all that well organized.

Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1. Anyway, this is also the version of Hesiod that I own though I believe it was given to me by a friend when I studied Classical Studies way back in the mists of history. Walcot – – The Classical Review 17