ISBN-10:
0521117682
ISBN-13:
9780521117685
Pub. Date:
07/30/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Hesiod's Cosmos

Hesiod's Cosmos

by Jenny Strauss ClayJenny Strauss Clay
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521117685
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/30/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jenny Strauss Clay is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Wrath of Athena (1983; 0691065748) and The Politics of Olympus (1989; 0691067759).

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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