Works And Days

Paperback | September 12, 2017

byHesiodTranslated byAlicia Stallings

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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.
 
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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 ...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141197528

ISBN - 13:9780141197524

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