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1. Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford
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2. Hesiod and Theognis (Penguin Classics):
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3. Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days,
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4. Hesiod's Cosmos
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5. The Works and Days; Theogony;
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6. The Theogony, Works and Days,
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7. The Poems of Hesiod
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8. Hesiod: Theogony
 
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9. Hesiods Theogony (Greek Commentaries
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10. Hesiod's Theogony
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11. The Works And Days And Theogony
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12. Hesiod the Homeric Hymns and Homerica
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13. Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic
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14. The Theogony of Hesiod (Dodo Press)
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15. Hesiod's Anvil: Falling and Spinning
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16. Works of Hesiod and the Homeric
17. Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and
 
18. Hesiod and the Language of Poetry
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19. Religious Vegetarianism: From
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20. Works and Days (Dodo Press)

1. Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics)
by Hesiod
Paperback: 112 Pages (2009-07-26)
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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. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Great translation, no line numbers
Major problem is the lack of line numbers in the kindle edition, despite the introduction to the book talking about line numbers and the notes at the end of the book referring to line numbers. ... Read more


2. Hesiod and Theognis (Penguin Classics): Theogony, Works and Days, and Elegies
by Hesiod, Theognis
Paperback: 176 Pages (1976-08-26)
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Together the poetry of "Hesiod and Theognis" offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. Hesiod's "Theogoney" (c. 725 BCE) is a powerful creation myth: an epic, bloody tale of dark forces, sex and violence, tracing the history of the world from primeval Chaos to the establishment of Zeus as supreme king of the gods. In contrast, Hesiod's "Works and Days", written to advise his indolent brother Perseus, is an intriguing, sophisticated combination of ethical maxims, social and political comment and superstitious law. Elegiac rather than epic, the works of Theognis - written some two centuries after Hesiod - include theological speculations, love lyrics and moral advice for his protege Kurnos, reflecting the moods and themes of an aristocratic poet who mourned a changing Greek society. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Review of Hesiod and Theognis, Penguin Classics
The translation is readable and its endnotes extensive. Personally, I prefer footnotes, but I have no complaints about the notes themselves. The translation of Theogony is a bit dry, and Work and Days a bit better (although the translator argues this is Hesiod himself growing in quality as a poet). The poems do not rhyme.

The Elegies of Theognis are perhaps the greatest asset of this edition. When I ordered the book, I had no idea who Theognis was, but the translation is so well-done that the poetry is most memorable. Some of these poems (the translator's favorites) are in rhyming verse.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hesiod and a great glimpse in history
Growing up the only outlet I knew to get history stories of this time period would be in the Bible.I ofter thought what about all the other nations, what were their beliefs.

Well, Hesiod in Theogony answers that question.Theogony goes through creation from his beliefs to all of the Gods they worship.Very fascinating and gives further insight in the beliefs of ancient Greece as well as lifestyles.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thoreau Is Hesiod Reincarnated
Many readers focus on the Theogony, which is the ancient Greeks Creation Story, and which Hesiod articulated masterfully. The descriptions of the battles between Zeus and the Titans made for vivid and stirring oration in the hands of a great speaker, as he boasts that he was by citing his awards. However, I was more intrigued by Works and Days. The advice of Hesiod was, indeed, sagacious: "It is good to take from what is available, but sorrow to the heart to be wanting what is not." And I liked this one: "Right gets the upper hand over violence in the end." At times he seemed like Thoreau incarnate preaching industry and self-reliance from his little cabin on Walden Pond: "Avoid shady seats and sleeping til sunrise at harvest time, when the sun parches the skin. At that time get on with it and gather home the harvest, rising before dawn so that your livelihood may be assured. For the morning accounts for a third of the work." Or this one: "For property is as life to wretched mortals." Some of his advice is quaint, as when a man should take a wife. The thing of it is that so much of what passed for wisdom in ancient days would still pass for it today.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easily read Hesiod
This is the 4th translation of the Theogony that I've read over about 40 years of interest.I always felt that Hesiod's "Descent of the Gods" was cosmogony as much as theogony, and that "myth" provided a basis, perhaps unconscious, for much of what came later with the "materialist" pre-Socratic nature philosophers.Theother translations were by Caldwell, Brown and Lattimore.I prefer Caldwell's for the detail in his footnotes and interseting Introduction, but this one is easily readable.Caldwell's version is in fact based upon the work of M. L. West, the author of this one.West is considered by many to be the authority.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
I found this book quite interesting.It provided alot of good information for someone who was interested in learning about other religions. ... Read more


3. Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield
by Hesiod
Paperback: 192 Pages (2004-06-28)
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Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oraltradition and the introduction of a written alphabet. His two major surviving works, theTheogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane,respectively. The Theogony traces the originsof the Greek gods and recounts the eventssurrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king. A manual of moral instruction in verse, theWorks and Days was addressed to farmers and peasants.

Introducing his celebrated translations of these two poems and of the Shield, a veryancient poem of disputed authorship, Apostolos Athanassakis positions Hesiod simultaneously asa philosopher-poet, a bard with deep roots in the culture of his native Boeotia, and the heir to along tradition of Hellenic poetry. For this eagerly anticipated revised edition, Athanassakis hasprovided an expanded introduction on Hesiod and his work, subtly amended his faithfultranslations, significantly augmented the notes and index, and updated the bibliography. Alreadya classic, Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield is now more valuable than ever forstudents of Greek mythology and literature. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hear and see, O Zeus! Let your decrees be straight
There are many editions of Hesiod's (c. 700 BC) works, but I find this one by Prof. Apostolos Athanassakis the best.While I can't comment on the translation, the introduction to Hesiod, the introduction to the individual works, the extensive notes as well as the size of the type and the margins make it the most useful.For example, the notes not only explain the text, but discuss parallel ideas from the Bible, literature from other ancient cultures, and even remnants in contemporary Greek folk lore.

This edition also contains The Shield, a poem no longer considered by Hesiod and probably dated a 100 or so years later than Hesiod's poems.
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4. Hesiod's Cosmos
by Jenny Strauss Clay
Paperback: 216 Pages (2009-07-30)
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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. ... Read more


5. The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
by Hesiod
Paperback: 256 Pages (1991-11-15)
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Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian
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2-0 out of 5 stars What are we ever going to do with you Lattimore...
Again, this is typical Lattimore interpreting the text "too" faithfully.

The word-for-word style works for scholars and it is they who praise him the most, but it doesn't work for me.I always am looking for poetic creativity, and not redundant interpretations.That's why I keep coming back to Stanley Lombardo's translation of Hesiod and also Mr. Frazer's translation.

Not a first choice among regular people seeking the best possible translation of Hesiod.

2-0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
Hesiod was a bit of a disappointment for me.The Works and Days was full of agriculture tips and his advice on how you should live your life.There was very little to do with the ancient Greek Gods and was just the advice of one man on how an individual should conduct themselves.Theogony was more of what I was looking for with a version of the origin of the ancient gods.Hesiod spells out the beginnings of the gods very well and it was the most enjoyable part of this book.I would recommend Homer or Virgil before trying this work.

5-0 out of 5 stars a beautiful work
Hesiod is often overshadowed by his--most probable--contemporary, Homer.Both poets descend from ancient oral traditions, and are considered by many scholars today to be the pinnacle of this tradition.One can see why afterreading one of their epic poems.However, they differ greatly in theirstyles: from their choice of meter to their subject matters. This isbecause they were most likely of different "poetic groups." Hesiod stresses the story of the Gods and classifies them through theirgeneaology, particularly in his Theogony.This is, however, more excitingthan it sounds.It is the story of the Titanomachia, the battle of theTitans. "Works and Days" is a gem.Most of the poem is spentgiving advice on agriculture and farming, but it also has some veryenlightening things to say about daily life and social behaviour...bewareladies, for there is an unkind line about women in the Works andDays...don't let it stop you from reading this great work though.Read itand love it! ... Read more


6. The Theogony, Works and Days, and The Shield of Heracles
by Hesiod
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Contained in this volume are the three best-known works of the ancient Greek poet Hesiod. Hesiod's "The Theogony" concerns the origins of the world and of the gods and forms a foundation for all Greek mythology. In "Works and Days", Hesiod argues that labor is a fundamental condition of human existence and to those who are willing to work success will most surely be achieved. Additionally in this volume is "The Shield of Heracles" in which is described the conflict between Heracles and Cycnus while passing near Itonus. Presented here is the Hugh G. Evelyn-White translation of three important works that are generally attributed to Hesiod. ... Read more


7. The Poems of Hesiod
by R. M. Frazer, Hesiod
Paperback: 160 Pages (1983-05)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Fast Shipping
The book arrived when it was supposed to and was the in the exact condition described

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb translations of Hesiod!
I'm dumbfounded as to why no one has reviewed this amazing edition of Hesiod by Frazer!

This translation preserves the greatness of Hesiod's masterpieces, without using an idiom that is outdated.The readability is easy and the font use, quite nice.There are a number of plates included, and very useful summaries of all the episodes in both works.

As in Homer I always think it essential that one have at least 2 different translations.With Hesiod, his best translators in English are: Lombardo, Evelyn-White and Frazer! ... Read more


8. Hesiod: Theogony
by Norman O. Brown
Paperback: 96 Pages (1953-01-11)
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Library of Liberal Arts title. ... Read more


9. Hesiods Theogony (Greek Commentaries Ser)
by Richard Hamilton
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10. Hesiod's Theogony
by Hesiod
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Hesiod's Theogony, written by legendary author Hesiod, is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic texts of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Hesiod's Theogony is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Hesiod is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, Hesiod's Theogony by Hesiod would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hesiod
I purchased this book for a mythology class I am taking.It really worth every penny.Notes are recorded throughout the poem, so if you aren't 100% clear about what a line means or what it is referencing to - you can easily find out.This book is full of great information if you are interested in greek gods and how the world came to be (in the eyes of greeks in the archaic age).

3-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to read!!
Despite the numerous 5-star reviews here I'm going to have to give this a 3--the translation was just plain hard to read, even though I do like the verse format as opposed to the "paragraph" format.Even the introduction was written in very formal language.I actually bought this edition based on all the perfect ratings here, even though I also wanted to read Works and Days (this edition only has Theogony) and bought another edition that had WD in addition to Theogony.The translation of Theogony in the other edition (West) was so much easier to read.Also, the overabundant footnotes in Caldwell break up the normal reading flow.Too much!I got through it, but it wasn't really fun.And I've recently read the Odyssey, the Iliad, Herodotus, and several other overview books on ancient Greece, so I'm not a total novice here.This edition may be good for the profession but not the enthusiast.

5-0 out of 5 stars A cornerstone in an education in Greek mythology
This is a review of Richard S. Caldwell's translation of "Hesiod's Theogony". One of the other reviewers referred to this translation as being a verse translation as opposed to a prose translation. That does not imply the translation is made to rhyme! It means only the verse structure and numbering is maintained. I hope everyone knows that any poem that rhymes in the original language, very rarely rhymes when translated into English unless a lot of artistic license is used. (e.g. Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad has more to say of Pope's skills as a poet than Homer's.) But, Caldwell does not use any artistic license (although sometimes I wished he had - Hesiod can be a bit cryptic at times). Instead, he has made a very assiduous and close translation, which is extensively (and at times thankfully) annotated.

In my reading I consider Hesiod, alongside Homer, to be a fountainhead from which all later Greek writers flow. It's not a Greek Bible, but it is the earliest full exposition of Greek creation mythology we have today. There are competing versions of some myths, but more often than not, this is the antecedent of many later Greek elaborations.

It's certainly a great work to cut your teeth on because if you can master the full panoply of gods and the tangled network of their relationships as sketched out by Hesiod, then you can hold your own when reading almost any other ancient Greek text. To this end, Caldwell is a very generous guide for leading novices down all those tricky paths. His copious footnotes leave few stones unturned.

Moreover, what I found to be a very gratifying addition to Hesiod was Caldwell's interpretive essay, "The Psychology of the Succession Myth". One reviewer referred to it as "rather simplistically Freudian, but interesting". I read Hesiod and Caldwell's essay before reading this review and I must admit I was worried myself, at first, that Caldwell was plunging into cheap Freudian psychology; but I was pleasantly surprised that he took it into another direction. I personally found the essay to be a very thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis.

The Theogony is full of incest, as most ancient myths are (e.g. the children of Adam and Eve); but Caldwell does not make the Freudian misstep in assuming that that is the natural desire of children. Instead Caldwell treats it as the logical fallacy people would naturally arrive at by extrapolating lines of familial descent, viz. if all cousins can trace their origins to one set of great grandparents, and so on, eventually there is a primordial set of first parents - and inherent in such a situation would be the necessity of incest for the race to multiply. (And also, because incest is a universal and natural taboo, which is always assumed to be negative in some manner for the resulting children, the only way incest is permissible is if the first generations are somehow superior to humans today - be they gods or superhuman like Methuselah.)

Unfortunately for the field of psychology, Freud might have gotten it half right, but he got the other half so terribly wrong that everything he touched is now taken with great suspicion. However, if one does try to think about the human mind at the beginning of its consciousness - for both the individual and for the species - one cannot not help but conclude that humans, _in part_, have little recourse but to metaphorically extrapolate their understanding of their own bodies out onto the world; and Caldwell is very conscious of those constraints, so I would not dismiss his analysis so easily as simplistic Freudianism.

In conclusion, if you are wondering which translation of Hesiod to get, I enthusiastically recommend Caldwell's. His will serve as an excellent resource if you plan on expanding your knowledge of ancient Greek writing because it is a constant source of clarity and illumination when walking the labyrinth of Greek myth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Top-Quality Edition of Hesiod's classic: A Must-Have
The Theogony is undoubtly a cornerstone in Classical Greek literature, and this work of Hesiod, unfortunately, does not have many great translations. However, Focus Classical Library has some of the best translations of classical works, most notably its editions of the Homeric Hymns, Metamorphoses, and Greek tragedians. Richard S. Caldwell, who also translated a prose version of the Aeneid for Focus Classical Library, has presented an unrivaled, strikingly original translation of the Theogony. The translation and explanatory notes are both top-notch quality materials.

Because of its accurate, highly original language, copious explanatory introductions and footnotes, and extremely helpful family trees, I highly recommend buying this edition of the Theogony. I prefer this edition a lot much more than Oxford World Classic's Theogony, which does not ave such an original or vivid translation, and does not also have as many explanatory notes, and Oxford does not have many explanatory notes which I feel are mandatory for modern Theogony Editions.

Inside this book, all the lines are numbered, and footnotes often take up more than half of the pages. Because of its highly original translation, original proper names and often literal translations of Greek expressions have to be explained through footnotes.

Also included is Appendix A, which contains Lines 1-201 of Hesiod's "Work and Days", describing Pandora and the five generations of giants before Modern Man. Appendix B consists of a portion of Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, which is a late Hellenistic mini-Theogony. The index, though large and complete, is somwhat confusing to use.

Overall, I would highly recommend this edition of Hesiod's Theogony next to Richmond Latimore's verse translation of Hesiod's work. Edith Hamilton's mythology, Bulfinch's Mythology, and mythology dictionaries aren't enough for the serious - you NEED Hesiod's Theogony - straight from the source. Whether you are a student or professor studying/teaching Greek mythology or just a hardcore amateur mythology fan, you will NOT regret buying this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ian Myles Slater on An Excellent Package
This is a review of the extensively annotated translation of "Hesiod's Theogony" by Richard S. Caldwell -- just in case, as sometimes happens, it appears with a different translation. For those who are not familiar with it already, this is an account, in Homeric verse, of how the organized universe arose, expressed through generations of gods, their struggles for supremacy, and the culminating triumph of Zeus, with the great Olympians and a multitude of nature-deities listed along the way. Told in noble hexameters, it is an extremely violent story, full of abusive parents, mutilations inflicted by rebellious offspring, divine cannibalism, and a whole succession of other behaviors the Greeks themselves considered repellent. The philosophers had real problems with this work -- one can understand why Plato wanted to ban poets from the ideal state.

As it happens, I own most (but not quite all) of the currently or recently available English translations: those by Apostolos N. Athanassakis, Norman O. Brown, Hugh G. Evelyn-White (bilingual edition, Loeb Classical Library), R.M. Frazer, Richmond Lattimore, Dorothea Wender (Penguin Classics), and M. L. West (Oxford World's Classics). Except for Brown, who also covers only the "Theogony," they all contain at least the other main Hesiodic poem, "Works and Days" as a companion piece. West is also the editor of a Greek text, with extensive commentary. In this crowded field, in which the renderings of Athanassakis and Lattimore are notable for the quality of their poetry, Caldwell stakes a claim to utility.

The introduction contains numerous tables, displaying the relationships of various sets of gods, nymphs, monsters, and others, His translation is set out in verse lines, with running numbers at intervals of five, which makes locating references extremely easy. (No headnotes identifying thirty or fifty-line blocks of material!) An essay on the "Psychology of the Succession Myth" (rather simplistically Freudian, but interesting) is followed by a translation of some the most important related material from "Works and Days," and (hurray) parallel passages from a late prose compendium of Greek mythology, the Bibliotheke of Apollodoros (better known as the "Library of Apollodorus"). He has a useful (if now slightly dated) discussion of the main Near Eastern parallels. (Brown also discusses the comparative and psychological aspects of the poem, from different perspectives; his psychological treatment seems to me subtler, and more closely related to the political reading he offers.) [To be fair, I should have mentioned when this review was originally posted that Caldwell is here offering a simplified form of the argument in his 1985 book "The Origin of the Gods: A Pscyhoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth."]

There is a very good index-glossary. Most useful of all, however, are the running annotations. They range from the most elementary (assuming no prior knowledge of Greek myth or literature) to impressively advanced (issues of structure, technique, and deeper meanings). Caldwell explains that he has drawn heavily on West's commentary, which is nice, because West himself incorporated many of his conclusions implicitly in his prose translation, without the arguments that accompanied his text editions.

Given Caldwell's attention to detail, if you are a novice in the field who doesn't plan to build up even a small collection, but is willing to read a single volume with close attention, this might be your best choice. Those who already know the subject are likely to find it attractive, although sorting through such basic reminders as "Zephyros is the west wind, Boreas the north wind" in search of interpretive insights can be a test of patience. ... Read more


11. The Works And Days And Theogony
by Hesiod
Paperback: 48 Pages (2004-06-17)
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Guide to Greek Mythos (and a guide to farming), by, roughly speaking, Homer's contemporary Hesiod. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Philosophical Book
Useful book for class but not something I would sit down and read for fun unless I was greatly interested in philosophy

5-0 out of 5 stars Best translation available
I must have compared a number of different Hesiod translation before finding Stanley Lombardo's!

At once I felt at peace with my searching struggle and was extremely happy with his version!

He has presented the "Theogony" and "Works & Days" in a way that makes for easy and pleasurable reading, with a realistic power and a believability in Hesiod himself.

Not only that but he has taken the time to seperated each text into paragraphs and sections, and has given each section a title for quick reference and artistic aesthetic!

I love this beautiful edition!

4-0 out of 5 stars Words of Wisdom from an Everyday Rustic
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 (800-480 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.Due to its structure, the narrative can shift suddenly from one topic to another, thus leading to inconsistencies in the gods' parentage.The Theogony is a succession myth that explains how generations of patriarchal gods overthrow each other until one god consolidates power.Therefore, the story has a linear progression, but it also has a cyclical element since each generation represents a reincarnation of previous generations that all try to keep their children secluded from power.Four main themes in the Theogony include:the concern for the displacement of elders, the frustration of gender politics, the folktale element of moral messages, and the concern of sexual excess demonstrated by the gods.

Hesiod also wrote Works and Days which was a poem to his brother who had squandered his share of their father's inheritance.Throughout the poem, Hesiod outlines practical guidelines for basic living.He also gives examples of Greek cosmogony such as the Ages of Man that is not found elsewhere in Greek literary sources.Scholars have described Hesiod's worldview as apocalyptic and pessimistic, but Hesiod's stern dealings with his brother occasionally give way to a more lighthearted tone which Lombardo emphasizes in modern prose.

Both translations are enlightening reads and Lombardo gives extensive, useful notes, and Robert Lamberton provides an excellent introduction that outlines Hesiod's life and his poems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hesiod for pleasure? You bet!
At first I found the voice Lombardo uses for "Works and Days" a little off-putting. I mean, you don't expect an ancient Greek poet to come off like one of Huck Finn's more literate relatives. But as I continued reading, and, indeed, I had a hard time stopping, I was convinced this really was Hesiod's voice, at least for this group of poems and proverbs. He's a rustic, cranky know-it-all who's also quite entertaining. "Theogony" is more formal and stately, but as with Lomboardo's recent "Iliad" and "Odyssey", compulsively readable. In this volume, Hesiod is more pleasurable to read than I had imagined possible. Bravo! ... Read more


12. Hesiod the Homeric Hymns and Homerica
by Hesiod
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13. Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic Development in Epic Diction (Cambridge Classical Studies)
by Richard Janko
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This book investigates the history of the ancient Greek tradition of oral epic poetry which culminated in the Iliad and Odyssey. These masterpieces did not exhaust the tradition, and poems were composed in the same style for several generations afterwards. One group of such poems is the 'Homeric Hymns', ascribed to Homer in antiquity. In fact the origins of these Hymns are as mysterious as those of the Homeric epics themselves with little external evidence to assist. This book will be of interest to scholars concerned with Greek philology and dialects, Homeric epic and Greek literature of the Archaic period. It should also find readers amongst specialists in other oral poetries and those using computers in the Humanities. ... Read more


14. The Theogony of Hesiod (Dodo Press)
by Hesiod
Paperback: 48 Pages (2008-10-24)
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Hesiod was an early Greek poet and rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BC. His writings serve as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient timekeeping. Of the many works attributed to Hesiod, three survive complete and many more in fragmentary state. They include Alexandrian papyri, some dating from as early as the 1st century BC, and manuscripts written from the eleventh century forward. He wrote a poem of some 800 verses, the Works and Days, which revolves around two general truths: labour is the universal lot of Man, but he who is willing to work will get by. Tradition also attributes the Theogony, a poem which uses the same epic verse-form as the Works and Days, to Hesiod. A short poem traditionally attributed to Hesiod is The Shield of Heracles. Several additional poems were sometimes ascribed to Hesiod: Aegimius, Astrice, Chironis Hypothecae, Idaei Dactyli, Wedding of Ceyx, Great Works (presumably an expanded Works and Days), Great Eoiae (presumably an expanded Catalogue of Women), Melampodia and Ornithomantia. ... Read more


15. Hesiod's Anvil: Falling and Spinning through Heaven and Earth (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions)
by Andrew J. Simoson
Hardcover: 324 Pages (2007-05-01)
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This book is about how poets, philosophers, storytellers, and scientists have described motion, beginning with Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, who imagined that the expanse of heaven and the depth of hell was the distance that an anvil falls in nine days. This book is aimed at students who have finished a year-long course in calculus, but it can be used as a supplemental text in calculus II, vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and modeling. It blends with equal voice romantic whimsy and derived equations, and anyone interested in mathematics will find new and surprising ideas about motion and the people who thought about it. Some of the things readers will learn is that Dante's implicit model of the earth implies a black hole at its core; that Edmond Halley championed a hollow earth; and that Da Vinci knew that the acceleration due to the earth's gravity was a constant. There are chapters modeling Jules Verne's and H. G. Wells' imaginative flights to the moon and back, the former novelist using a great cannon and the latter using a gravity-shielding material. The book analyses Edgar Alan Poe's descending pendulum; H. G. Wells' submersible falling and rising in the Marianas Trench; a train rolling along a tunnel through a rotating earth; and a pebble falling down a hole without resistance. It compares trajectories of balls thrown on the Little Prince's asteroid and on Arthur C. Clarke's rotating space station, and it solves an old problem that was perhaps inspired by one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The penultimate chapter is a story, based upon the Mayans, that loosely ties together the ideas about falling and spinning motion discussed in the book. Nearly all the chapters have exercises, some straightforward and some open ended. ... Read more


16. Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns
by Hesiod
Paperback: 230 Pages (2007-08-15)
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In Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns, highly acclaimed poet and translator Daryl Hine brings new life to the words of Hesiod and the world of Archaic Greece. Unlike most available prose renderings of their works, Hine's illuminating translations present these classics as they originally appeared, in verse.

This volume includes Hesiod's Works and Days and Theogony, two of the oldest non-Homeric poems to survive. Works and Days is filled with cautionary tales and advice for managing harvests and maintaining a good work ethic. Theogony is the earliest comprehensive account of classical mythology—including the names and genealogies of the gods and monsters of Olympus, the sea, and the underworld. Hine captures Hesiod's gritty and persuasive voice, which provides a rare glimpse into the everyday life of ordinary people in the eighth century BCE.

In contrast, the Homeric Hymns depict aristocratic life in voices whose polished tones reveal little of the narrators' personalities. These hymns (so named because they address the deities in short invocations at the beginning and end of each) are among the earliest examples of  Greek epyllia, or short stories in the epic manner.
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17. Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
by Hesiod
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-10-04)
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. ... Read more


18. Hesiod and the Language of Poetry
by Pietro Pucci
 Hardcover: 152 Pages (1977-03-01)
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19. Religious Vegetarianism: From Hesiod to the Dalai Lama
Paperback: 216 Pages (2001)
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Asin: 0791449726
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Stretching back more than two thousand years and spanning diverse traditions, religious vegetarianism has an ancient and rich history. In this book, Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess gather writings that reflect devotional as well as more analytical responses to age-old questions of animal suffering, dietary practice, and human responsibility. These include writings from ancient Orphic and Pythagorean authors, writings that span centuries of Indian and Buddhist thought, and writings from the Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions. Interesting both to those well-versed in the literature of vegetarianism as well as to others encountering it for the first time, are tensions within traditions over the use of animals for food--whether such use is consonant with fundamental values of the faith, whether religious law or tradition requires vegetarian practice, and what place animals are thought to hold in the order of nature. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A badly-needed break
This book is a breath of fresh air.All we hear about today when it comes to religions is how they breed intolerance and violence.That may be so for the most part, but Religious Vegetarianism shows the other side.All the major world traditions also have a core of peacefulness and love that extends to humans, animals, and the earth itself.This book shows one way that this core works itself out in practical terms--through what the authors call religious vegetarianism.I give it four starts instead of five because it doesn't discuss paganism, which is the most eco-sensitive of all the world's religions.But it's still a very good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars God & Food & Nonviolence
For those of us who think that killing animals for food is a violation of deep spiritual laws, this book is a Godsend.At this time, when war and destruction seems right around the corner, beginning to practice nonviolence in our daily lives seems like a good idea.This book helps us along the way.It's a very good partner to Portmess and Walter's earlier book, Ethical Vegetarianism.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative
This book is an eyeopener.For the vegetarian as well as the nonvegetarian.It gives a good account of how different religious faiths around the world and across time have preached a meatless diet.It's pretty well known that buddhists and hindus preach vegetarianism, but I was particularly interested to learn there is a strong tradition of vegetarianism in the Jewish and Christian traditions.

5-0 out of 5 stars It was worth the wait!
I've been looking forward to the publication of this book ever since I heard it was in the works two years ago.It was worth every bit of the wait.It's an excellent companion to Walters and Portmess Ethical Vegetarianism, but it's also a fine book by itself.It discusses religious justifications of vegetarianism from a number of religious traditions.I was especially intrigued by the discussions of Xtian and Jewish vegetarianism.I always thought that there was no spiritual support in these two traditions for vegetarianism, but now I see that this is plain wrong.In fact, Both Xtianity and Judaism have a long tradition of compassion for animals.You just have to do a little reading between the lines.If you're looking for a spiritual grounding for your vegetarianism, get this book.It's great! ... Read more


20. Works and Days (Dodo Press)
by Hesiod
Paperback: 48 Pages (2008-10-31)
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Asin: 1409910156
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Hesiod was an early Greek poet and rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BC. His writings serve as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient timekeeping. Of the many works attributed to Hesiod, three survive complete and many more in fragmentary state. They include Alexandrian Papyri, some dating from as early as the 1st century BC, and manuscripts written from the eleventh century forward. He wrote a poem of some 800 verses, the Works and Days, which revolves around two general truths: labour is the universal lot of Man, but he who is willing to work will get by. Tradition also attributes the Theogony, a poem which uses the same epic verse-form as the Works and Days, to Hesiod. A short poem traditionally attributed to Hesiod is The Shield of Heracles. Several additional poems were sometimes ascribed to Hesiod: Aegimius, Astrice, Chironis Hypothecae, Idaei Dactyli, Wedding of Ceyx, Great Works (presumably an expanded Works and Days), Great Eoiae (presumably an expanded Catalogue of Women), Melampodia and Ornithomantia. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Works and Days Commentary
I'm a non-Ancient Greek reader who was looking for a good thorough commentary on Hesiod's "Works and Days".I tried a couple of different versions and this Tandy-Neale text was the best one that I came across.It features an excellent introductory essay and super detailed explanatory notes that run opposite the translated text.Don't let the technical sounding subtitle, "A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences", scare you off, the layman who is interested in the poem from primarily a literary perspective has a lot to gain from this book.Definitely recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rare source: concerns of common man and farmer in 600 BC
149 pages, about 40 pages for the work, while the rest comprises the introduction, footnotes and the index. The work is a rare example that describes concerns of the common Greek around the 7th century BC. Hesiod addresses the work to his brother, and defines rules for proper conduct along with a description of the ways of a farmer, encouraging his brother to not become indolent.The footnotes are presented opposite the text on each page which allows for easy reference.Some references to Hesiod's Theogony might make that a worthwhile read before this one. ... Read more


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