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Theogony and Works and Days (Reprint) (Paperback) (Hesiod)

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Widely considered the first poet in the Western tradition to address the matter of his own experience, Hesiod occupies a seminal position in literary history. His Theogony brings together and formalizes many of the narratives of Greek myth, detailing the genealogy of its gods and their violent struggles for power. The Works and Days seems on its face to be a compendium of advice about managing a farm, but it ranges far beyond this scope to meditate on morality, justice, the virtues of a good life, and the place of humans in the universe. These poems are concerned with orderliness and organization, and they proclaim those ideals from small-scale to vast, from a handful of seeds to the story of the cosmos. Presented here in a bilingual edition, Johnson’s translation takes care to preserve the structure of Hesiod’s lines and sentences, achieving a sonic and rhythmic balance that enables us to hear his music across the millennia.
 
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 151
Genre: Poetry, Social Science, Literary Criticism
Series Title: Northwestern World Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
Author: Hesiod
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2017
TCIN: 52065395
UPC: 9780810134874
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-4650
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