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Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns Including Theogony and Works and Days

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ISBN-10: 0226329666

ISBN-13: 9780226329666

Edition: 2007

Authors: Daryl Hine, Hesiod, Daryl Hine

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InWorks of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns, highly acclaimed poet and translator Daryl Hine brings new life to the words of Hesiod and the world of Archaic Greece. Unlike most available prose renderings of their works, Hine's illuminating translations present these classics as they originally appeared, in verse. This volume includes Hesiod'sWorks and DaysandTheogony, two of the oldest non-Homeric poems to survive.Works and Daysis filled with cautionary tales and advice for managing harvests and maintaining a good work ethic.Theogonyis the earliest comprehensive account of classical mythology—including the names and genealogies of the gods and monsters of Olympus, the sea, and the underworld.…    
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List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.95" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The poet Hesiod tells us that his father gave up sea-trading and moved from Ascra to Boeotia, that as he himself tended sheep on Mount Helicon the Muses commanded him to sing of the gods, and that he won a tripod for a funeral song at Chalcis. The poems credited to him with certainty are: the Theogony, an attempt to bring order into the otherwise chaotic material of Greek mythology through genealogies and anecdotes about the gods; and The Works and Days, a wise sermon addressed to his brother Perses as a result of a dispute over their dead father's estate. This latter work presents the injustice of the world with mythological examples and memorable images, and concludes with a collection of…    

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