Hesiods Cosmos by Jenny Strauss ClayHesiods Cosmos by Jenny Strauss Clay

Hesiods Cosmos

byJenny Strauss Clay

Paperback | July 30, 2009

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This study reveals the unity of Hesiod's vision of the Cosmos by reading both his poems as two complementary halves of a whole embracing the human and divine cosmos. In the Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod, roughly contemporary with Homer, does not describe the deeds of the heroes. He provides instead the earliest comprehensive account of the genesis of the Greek gods and the nature of human life that became the foundation for later Greek literature and philosophy.
Title:Hesiods CosmosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521117682

ISBN - 13:9780521117685

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Orientations: the Theogony; 2. Orientations: the Works and Days; 3. Overtures; 4. The origins of mankind; 5. The two Prometheuses; 6. Perspectives on gods and men; 7. Hybrids; Conclusion.

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