Works and Days, Theogony and the Shield of Heracles by Hugh G. HesiodWorks and Days, Theogony and the Shield of Heracles by Hugh G. Hesiod

Works and Days, Theogony and the Shield of Heracles

byHugh G. Hesiod

Paperback | August 4, 2006

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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 recounts the struggles and triumphs of the gods and offers moral and practical advice for mortals. A marvelously readable and accurate translation.
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 th...
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Title:Works and Days, Theogony and the Shield of HeraclesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:August 4, 2006Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486452182

ISBN - 13:9780486452180

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