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

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

byDorothea Hesiod, Dorothea TheognisTranslated byDorothea Wender

Paperback | August 26, 1976

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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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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...

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Title:Hesiod And Theognis: Theogony, Works And Days, And ElegiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.79 × 5.12 × 0.44 inPublished:August 26, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140442839

ISBN - 13:9780140442830

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Theology and Works and Days; ElegiesHESIOD
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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 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.