Theogony and Works and Days

Theogony and Works and Days


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This new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability and includes an introduction and explanatory notes on these two works by one of the oldest known Greek poets. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy and account of the struggles of the gods, and the Works and Days offers a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199538317
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/26/2009
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 122,869
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Hesiod is believed to have lived in the eighth century B.C. Works and Days and Theogony are ascribed to him, though it isn't certain that the same poet wrote both. He is the first poet in Western literatuare to have written about himself, in this respect distinct from Homer.

Kimberly Johnson is associate professor in the Department of English at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Note
Suggestions for Further Reading
Theogony: Introduction
Works and Days: Introduction
Theogony Notes
Works and Days Notes

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