• Theogony & Works and Days (Focus Classical Library)
  • Theogony & Works and Days (Focus Classical Library)
ISBN: 1585102881
EAN13: 9781585102884
Language: English
Pages: 142
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 9.1" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
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Written in the late eighth century BC by Hesiod, one of the oldest known of Greek poets, Theogony and Works and Days represent the earliest account of the origin of the Greek gods, and an invaluable compendium of advice for leading a moral life, both offering unique insights into archaic Greek society. There are a number of modern translations of Hesiod available, rendered in serviceable English, but until now no one has created a work of literature equal to the original. This translation is the result of a unique collaboration between a classicist and a poet, capturing in English fourteeners the works' true poetic flavor while remaining faithful to the Greek text and the archaic world in which it was composed.
This translation contains a general introduction, a translator's introduction, notes, and a glossary. It will be of interest to general readers, students of and specialists in classical literature, and lovers of poetry.

This Schlegel-Weinfield translation of Hesiod is superbly crafted: compelling, unforgettable poetry to be read aloud with delight and gratitude.
--Allen Mandelbaum, Endowed Kenan Professor of Humanities, Wake Forest University

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