Hesiod And Theognis: Theogony, Works And Days, And Elegies

Paperback | August 26, 1976

byDorothea Hesiod, Dorothea TheognisTranslated byDorothea Wender

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Together these two poets-Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist-offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.

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 Reflecting the moods and themes of early Greek society, Hesiod: Theogony/Works and Days, Theognis: Elegies is a comprehensive representation of both Hesiod the epic poet and Theognis the elegist. This volume offers readers a richly textured introduction to archaic Greece. As a primitive creation myth, Theogony contains the elemental d...

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Together these two poets-Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist-offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global booksh...

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Together these two poets—Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist—offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.

Very little is known about Hesiod and it cannot definitely be proved that the same man wrote both the Theogony and Works and Days. He probably lived in the eighth century BC (contemporary with Homer) in Boeotia on the Greek mainland.Theognis lived and wrote chiefly in the sixth century BC. He came from Megara, probably the one on the G...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:August 26, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140442839

ISBN - 13:9780140442830

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from mistake of authors just a note to anyone who sees this, the author of this book is not dorothea hesion. the two ancient authors are hesiod and theognis, the modern editor is dorothea wender!!
Date published: 2008-03-31

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Table of Contents

Theology and Works and Days; ElegiesHESIOD
Introduction
Theology
Works and Days

THEOGNIS
Introduction
Elegies

Notes
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From Our Editors

 Reflecting the moods and themes of early Greek society, Hesiod: Theogony/Works and Days, Theognis: Elegies is a comprehensive representation of both Hesiod the epic poet and Theognis the elegist. This volume offers readers a richly textured introduction to archaic Greece. As a primitive creation myth, Theogony contains the elemental dark forces, sex and violence of a story, but is fused with philosophical speculation. Works and Days is a fascinating mixture of agricultural advice, moral ideals, political commentary and superstitious love. Writing almost two centuries after Hesoid, the work of Theognis ranges from serious theological questioning to satire and personal love lyrics, fragmented into many short elegiac poems.