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The poet Hesiod tells us that his father gave up sea-trading and moved from Ascra to Boeotia, that as he himself tended sheep on Mount Helicon the Muses commanded him to sing of the gods, and that he won a tripod for a funeral song at Chalcis. The poems credited to him with certainty are: the Theogony, an attempt to bring order into the otherwise chaotic material of Greek mythology through genealogies and anecdotes about the gods; and The Works and Days, a wise sermon addressed to his brother Perses as a result of a dispute over their dead father's estate. This latter work presents the injustice of the world with mythological examples and memorable images, and concludes with a collection of folk wisdom. Uncertain attributions are the Shield of Heracles and the Catalogue of Women. Hesiod is a didactic and individualistic poet who is often compared and contrasted with Homer, as both are representative of early epic style. "Hesiod is earth-bound and dun colored; indeed part of his purpose is to discredit the brilliance and the ideals of heroism glorified in the homeric tradition. But Hesiod, too, is poetry, though of a different order. . . " (Moses Hadas, N.Y. Times). (Bowker Author Biography)
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Theogony / Works and Days 1,723 copies, 15 reviews
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The Homeric Hymns and Homerica 364 copies, 3 reviews
Works and days 320 copies, 2 reviews
Hesiod, Volume II 47 copies, 1 review
Hesiodi Carmina 21 copies
Opere 20 copies
Essential Hesiod (Essential Heisod) (some editions) 11 copies
Teogonia 8 copies
Theogonia : Isler ve Gunler 6 copies, 1 review
La teogonia 6 copies
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Scutum 1 copy
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The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 350 copies, 3 reviews
The Portable Greek Reader (Contributor, some editions) 349 copies
The Penguin Book of Hell (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
The Utopia Reader (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
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