Works And Days by A. E. HesiodWorks And Days by A. E. Hesiod

Works And Days

byA. E. HesiodTranslated byA. E. Stallings

Paperback | March 13, 2018

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A new verse translation by award-winning poet Alicia Stallings of one of the foundational works of ancient Greece
The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora’s box and humanity’s decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work. Alicia Stallings’s new translation breathes new life into Hesiod’s work, rendering its vivid poetry for a new generation of classics readers.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, probably lived in the eighth century in Boeotia on the Greek mainland. He is often considered to be the author of both the Theogony and Works and Days, although this has been debated.   Alicia Stallings is an American poet and translator. She has published three books of original verse, Archaic Smile, H...
Title:Works And DaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.3 inPublished:March 13, 2018Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141197528

ISBN - 13:9780141197524

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh I found this pretty dry compared to Homer and the tragedians
Date published: 2017-11-15

Editorial Reviews

“Hesiod was the first self-declared poet of Ancient Greece, who boasted of having won a three-legged cauldron for his verses. A. E. Stallings brings him back to life in her rhyming translation of Works and Days, which mingles farming tips, myths and evocation of the seasons: 'when first the cuckoo cuckoos in the oak.' Stallings’s lively  and learned notes make it a treat.”
—The Times