Hesiod - book author
Hesiod, the father of Greek didactic poetry, probably flourished during the 8th century BC. Hesiod's earliest poem, the famous Works and Days, and according to Boeotian testimony the only genuine one, embodies the experiences of his daily life and work, and, interwoven with episodes of fable, allegory, and personal history, forms a sort of Boeotian shepherd's calendar. The other poem attributed to Hesiod or his school which has come down in great part to modern times is The Theogony, a work of grander scope, inspired alike by older traditions and abundant local associations. It is an attempt to work into system, as none had essayed to do before, the floating legends of the gods and goddesses and their offspring.
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Hesiod is the author of books: Theogony / Works and Days, Theogony, The Works and Days / Theogony / The Shield of Herakles, Works and Days (Academic Monograph Reprint), Hesiod and Theognis, Hesiod / Homeric Hymns / Epic Cycle / Homerica, Hesiod: Theogony / Works and Days / Testimonia, Mitos clasificados 1, The Shield of Heracles, Teogonía, Trabajos y días, Escudo, Certamen
Unlike Homer, Hesiod tells us about himself and his family (he lived in central Greece in the late eighth century BC). This new translation by a leading expert combines accuracy with readability.
Constituting some of the earliest known works of literature in European history, the poems of Hesiod describe the creation of the cosmos, the history of the gods, the life & concerns of a simple shepherd in rural Greece, and agricultural knowledge and techniques, and all, as scholar Robert Lamberton wrote, in a voice that is "idiosyncratic, ironic, self-conscious…appropriating proverbial wisdom…and transforming it into a discourse that is as much an account of poetry as it is an account of the world." [Robert Lamberton, Hesiod, Yale Univ. Press]
Contains the extant works of Hesiod, along with practically all that remains of the post-Homeric & pre-academic epic poetry:
The Homeric Hymns
The Epigrams of Homer
The Epic Cycle
Homerica: The expedition of Amphiaraüs. The taking of Oechalia. The Procasi. The Margites. The Cercopes. The battle of the frogs & mice
The Contest of Homer & Hesiod
In "Theogony" Hesiod charts the history of the divine world, narrating the origin of the universe and the rise of the gods, from first beginnings to the triumph of Zeus, and reporting on the progeny of Zeus and of goddesses in union with mortal men. In "Works and Days" Hesiod shifts his attention to the world of men, delivering moral precepts and practical advice regarding agriculture, navigation, and many other matters; along the way he gives us the myths of Pandora and of the Golden, Silver, and other Races of Men.