The poetry of Hesiod

Theogony And Works And DaysTheogony And Works And Days by Hesiod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had heard many references to Hesiod but never read him. The two poems (translated mostly as prose) are just about 30 pages and 25 pages respectively, but have a lot packed in: the history of gods and human beings and Hesiod’s comments on how to be a successful farmer. It was interesting to see Hesiod using some of the same or similar epithets for the gods and goddesses that Homer uses in the Iliad.

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