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Theogony, Works & days, & the Days of Hesiod

John Flaxman

Theogony, Works & days, & the Days of Hesiod

engraved from the compositions of Iohn Flaxman, R. A., scvlptor.

by John Flaxman

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Published by [Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Hesiod -- Illustrations.,
    • Religious poetry, Greek -- Illustrations.,
    • Didactic poetry, Greek -- Illustrations.,
    • Agriculture in art.,
    • Gods, Greek, in art.,
    • Greece -- In art.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsBlake, William, 1757-1827., Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNC1115 .F77
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 p.l., 37 pl.
      Number of Pages37
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6645635M
      LC Control Number22014110

        Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City Oxford Donor friendsofthesanfranciscopubliclibraryPages: Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans. In contrast, Works and Days is a compendium of moral and practical advice on 5/5(1).

        In this new translation of Hesiod, Barry B. Powell gives an accessible, modern verse rendering of these vibrant texts, essential to an understanding of early Greek myth and society. With stunning color images that help bring to life the contents of the poems and notes that explicate complex passages, Powell’s fresh renditions provide an exciting introduction to the culture of the ancient Greeks. Philosopher C.S. Morrissey adapts Hesiod’s two great works, Theogony and Works and Days, taking into account the poet’s essential meditative insights that paved the way for the subsequent achievements of Greek philosophy,most notably of Plato, and thereby gave a distinctive shape to all of Western ny recounts the genesis of the first generations of the Greek gods and Brand: Talonbooks.

      Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Oxford World's Classics: Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod (, Paperback) at the best online prices at . Hesiod's Theogony was the best known poem in antiquity and the single greatest summary of the Greek gods and the theological tradition of Archaic Greece ( B.C.) Its origins are based in oral tradition and the poem itself is structured in run-composition with framed episodes that use repetitious formulas/5(33).


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Theogony, Works & days, & the Days of Hesiod by John Flaxman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hesiod was one of the first great Greek poets, living during the 8th Century BCE: the same time period as Homer.

His two classics are The Theogony and Works and Days. The Theogony is an essential work of its time. It is one of the first examples of a collection of organized, well put-together stories regarding Greek Mythology/5(7). The Theogony and Works and Days are written by Hesiod, who was one of the earliest Greek poets.

The Theogony is largely a historical geneaology of gods which starts at the beginning of the world. Works and Days includes both partical and moral advice on husbandry and is widely known as one of the earliest sources for many important myths /5(5). Hesiod, one of the oldest known Greek poets, stands out as the first personality in European literature.

The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods Works & days the beginning of the world and an account of their violent struggles before the present order was established.

The Works and Days, a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry,/5(). The jewel in this excellent book is the translation of Hesiod's WORKS AND DAYS; a translation of exceptional quality, worthy of being mentioned in one breath with Robert Works & days and to it are the wonderful, engaging introductory essays, in which Professor Wender shows the most enchanting insight into the mentality and attitude Cited by: 8.

Theogony & Works and Days - Ebook written by Hesiod. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Theogony & Works and Days.4/5(1).

“Works and Days” (Gr:”Erga kaí Hemérai“; Lat: “Opera et Dies”) is a didactic poem written by the very early ancient Greek poet Hesiod. It was probably written around BCE or earlier and is the first example we have of Greek didactic poetry (poetry that emphasizes instructional and Ratings: Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet.

His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, respectively.4/5. Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet.

His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, respectively. Here, Stephanie Nelson’s translation of Works and Days is paired with Richard S.

Caldwell’s take on the Theogony. Along with introductory essays, these comprehensible versions of Hesiod’s two best-known poems make it easy for readers to see why Hesiod’s writings continue to resound through the ages.

Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans. In contrast, Works and Days isa compendium of moral and practical advice on husbandry, and throws unique and fascinating light on 4/5(8).

"Robert Lamberton's Introduction is an excellent, concise exposition of current scholarly debate: his notes are informative and helpful Those who want a translation that captures something of the spirit of an ancient Greek poetic voice and its cultural milieu and transmits it in an appealing, lively, and accessible style will now turn to Lombardo.".

Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet. His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, Theogony traces the origins of the Greek gods and recounts the events surrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king.4/5(K).

Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet.

His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, Theogony traces the origins of the Greek gods and recounts the events surrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king/5(3). 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/5(K).

The Theogony contains a genealogy of the gods from the beginning of time and an account of their violent struggles before the present order was established. The Works and Days, a compendium of advice for a life of honest husbandry, shines a unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society, ethics, and superstition.

Hesiod's poetry is the. The Structure of ”Works and Days” The book is structured as follows: The Proem is a poem dedicated to the Pierian Muses (the Muses of Olympus). Here, the poet asks the help of the Muses. The Introduction is dedicated to Perses, Hesiod’s brother.

The poet explains to him that the world is dominated by discord. Hesiod the epic poet, and Theognis the elegist. Together these two poets offer an introduction to the life and thought of archaic Greece.

Hesiod's Theogony (c BC) is a primitive creation of myth: it contains all the elements of a story - dark forces, sex and violence - but can also be read as philosophical speculation of a high order, as it soars to religious heights.5/5(1).

Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield by Hesiod and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 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 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the : Oxford University Press, USA. Theogony and Works and Days. Hesiod Translated with Introduction and Notes by M. West. Oxford World’s Classics.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6).Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans.

In contrast, Works and Days is a compendium of moral and practical advice on husbandry, and throws unique and fascinating light on. HESIOD is believed to have lived in the eighth century B.C.E.

The Works and Days and the Theogony are ascribed to him, though it is not certain that the same poet wrote is the first poet in Western literature to have written about himself, in this respect distinct from Homer.