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Theogony

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 0472069322
Genre : Poetry
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"Written in the late eighth century BC by Hesiod, one of the oldest known of Greek poets, Theogony and Works and Days represent the earliest account of the origin of the Greek gods, and an invaluable compendium of advice for leading a moral life, both offering unique insights into archaic Greek society ... This translation contains a general introduction, a translator's introduction, notes, and a glossary."--Publisher description.
Category: Poetry

Theogony And Works And Days

Author : Hesiod,
ISBN : 9780199538317
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 himself and his family, and he stands out as the first personality in European literature. This new translation, by a leading expert on the Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability. It is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory notes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theogony

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 0140442839
Genre : Poetry
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Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. Hesiod's Theogoney (c. 725 BCE) is a powerful creation myth: an epic, bloody tale of dark forces, sex and violence, tracing the history of the world from primeval Chaos to the establishment of Zeus as supreme king of the gods. In contrast, Hesiod's Works and Days, written to advise his indolent brother Perseus, is an intriguing, sophisticated combination of ethical maxims, social and political comment and superstitious law. Elegiac rather than epic, the works of Theognis - written some two centuries after Hesiod - include theological speculations, love lyrics and moral advice for his protégé Kurnos, reflecting the moods and themes of an aristocratic poet who mourned a changing Greek society.
Category: Poetry

Works And Days And Theogony

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781624660672
Genre : Poetry
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"Robert Lamberton's Introduction is an excellent, concise exposition of current scholarly debate: his notes are informative and helpful. . . . Those who want a translation that captures something of the spirit of an ancient Greek poetic voice and its cultural milieu and transmits it in an appealing, lively, and accessible style will now turn to Lombardo." --M. A. Katz, Wesleyan University, in CHOICE
Category: Poetry

The Poems Of Hesiod

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9780520292864
Genre : Poetry
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"The Theogony is one of the most important mythical texts to survive from antiquity, and we devote the first section to it. It tells of the creation of the present world order under the rule of almighty Zeus. The Works and Days, in the second section, describes a bitter dispute between Hesiod and his brother over the disposition of their father's property, a theme that allows Hesiod to range widely over issues of right and wrong. The Shield of Herakles, whose centerpiece is a long description of a work of art, is not by Hesiod, at least most of it, but it was always attributed to him in antiquity. It is Hesiodic in style and has always formed part of the Hesiodic corpus. It makes up the third section of this book"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Poetry

Theogony Works And Days Shield

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : UOM:39015005691475
Genre : Agriculture
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Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization.
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Works And Days Theogony And The Shield Of Heracles

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9780486452180
Genre : Fiction
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These three classics of Greek literature — often called extended poems — helped bridge the oral and written traditions of Greek civilization. Like his contemporary, Homer, Hesiod artfully relates the struggles and triumphs of the gods as he offers moral and practical advice for earthbound mortals. A poetic treatise on agriculture and farming, Works and Days also presents instructions for daily life and social behavior. Theogony, on the other hand, concerns the origins of the gods, from the battle between the Titans to the ultimate triumph of Zeus. The Shield of Heracles holds further adventure, recounting one of the legendary hero's epic battles. This scrupulously accurate and readable translation is essential for students of Greek mythology and literature.
Category: Fiction

Hesiod

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781421410876
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet. His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, respectively. The Theogony traces the origins of the Greek gods and recounts the events surrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king. A manual of moral instruction in verse, the Works and Days was addressed to farmers and peasants. Introducing his celebrated translations of these two poems and of the Shield, a very ancient poem of disputed authorship, Apostolos Athanassakis positions Hesiod simultaneously as a philosopher-poet, a bard with deep roots in the culture of his native Boeotia, and the heir to a long tradition of Hellenic poetry. For this eagerly anticipated revised edition, Athanassakis has provided an expanded introduction on Hesiod and his work, subtly amended his faithful translations, significantly augmented the notes and index, and updated the bibliography. Already a classic, Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield is now more valuable than ever for students of Greek mythology and literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theogony

Author : John Flaxman
ISBN : OCLC:1156218742
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Hesiod Theogony Works And Days Testimonia

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 0674996224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BCE) are "Theogony," in which he charts the history of the divine world, and "Works and Days," in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.
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Hesiod Theogony Works And Days Testimonia

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 0674996224
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The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BCE) are "Theogony," in which he charts the history of the divine world, and "Works and Days," in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.
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Hesiod S Works And Days

Author : Lilah Grace Canevaro
ISBN : 9780198729549
Genre : History
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Hesiod's 'Works and Days' was often performed in its entirety, but was also relentlessly excerpted, quoted, and reapplied. This volume situates the poem within these two modes of reading and argues that the text itself, through Hesiod's complex mechanism of rendering elements detachable whilst tethering them to their context for the purposes of the poem, sustains both treatments.
Category: History

Hesiod Theogony Works And Days Testimonia

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 0674996224
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The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BCE) are "Theogony," in which he charts the history of the divine world, and "Works and Days," in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theogony Works And Days

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781585106035
Genre : Fiction
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Greek poet Hesiod took many lines of thought and knowledge - myth, fable, personal experience, practical understanding - and wove them into one great whole. He did as much with the origins of the Greek gods in the Theogony, and then did the same in creating his manual of moral and practical advice, Works and Days. Here, Stephanie Nelson’s translation of Works and Days is paired with Richard S. Caldwell’s take on the Theogony. Along with introductory essays, these comprehensible versions of Hesiod’s two best-known poems make it easy for readers to see why Hesiod’s writings continue to resound through the ages.
Category: Fiction

Compositions From The Works And Days And Theogony Of Hesiod

Author : John Flaxman
ISBN : UCD:31175000754443
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"This volume is issue in the hope that it may be useful to art students. It includes the entire series of Flaxman's compositions in illustration of Hesiod."--Publisher's notice.
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Greek Myths And Mesopotamia

Author : Charles Penglase
ISBN : 9781134729296
Genre : History
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The Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology in literary works of the epic period is considerable - yet it is a largely unexplored field. In this book Charles Penglase investigates major Mesopotamian and Greek myths. His examination concentrates on journey myths. A major breakthrough is achieved in the recognition of the extent of Mesopotamian influence and in the understanding of the colourful myths involved. The results are of significant interest, especially to scholars and students of ancient Greek and Near Eastern religion and mythology.
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Hesiod

Author : Hesiodus
ISBN : OCLC:1083962195
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Work And Days

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781625581334
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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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The Narrative Voice In The Theogony Of Hesiod

Author : Kathryn Stoddard
ISBN : 9789004140028
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume analyzes the narrative structure of the "Theogony" to support the argument that this poem is a didactic poem explaining the position of man in the divine universe. It discusses how Hesiod employs narratological devices to achieve his purposes.
Category: Literary Criticism