Theogony and Works and Days. Hesiod Translated with Introduction and Notes by M. L. West. Oxford World’s Classics. A new, fully-annotated. Hesiod, one of the oldest known Greek poets, stands out as the first personality in Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod, translated by M. L. West. THE CLASSICAL REVIEW. journey to Hades. He also shows how in both the tales there is allusion to the potential danger of eating the local food when the.

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Specially close to the end when he just starts spewing forth names without much meaning. West Oxford World’s Aand A new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems.

The Works are translated in a way to preserve the original intent as well as to keep the flow of words in poetic form. It shows us too the origins of some more unsavoury cultural practices that are still with us today – it’s quite clear that women do not enjoy a particularly high status, with Hesiod using the myth of Pandora in Theogony to blame women for all of mankind’s ills, and expanding upon this theme in Works and Days to describe how women are a bane on men, eating food and taking up resources that men could otherwise keep for themselves.

Although Hesiod directs this poem to his brother, the translator asserts it likely was meant for a general audience. His poems have a sort of dusty obscurity. However, I dare say that- if forced to choose one or the other for one’s worldview- most of us would find the Genesis story in its entirety more humanizing and fulfilling than an Olympian worldview. Jul 24, Czarny Pies rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There is a grand scale to it.


Theogony and Works and Days – Hesiod – Oxford University Press

Johnson translates an exciting bit of history, poetry, and mythology that seems rather rare today. Eighteen year olds who are fed up with getting advice from big work. There isn’t that much more to it, and, for all that, it’s not all that well organized.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Perhaps it’s that my translation Dorothea Wender was simply better than some of the others – I’m not sure.

It is the story of the gods prior to Zeus’ control of the universe, of younger generations overthrowing older until Zeus solidified his hold on that position. Classics in Arts and Humanities. It’s best understood in the context of a family dynamic that is familiar to us all, and that we can see a little bit of in our everyday lives. Hesiod, one dys the oldest known Greek poets, stands out as the first personality in European literature.

Back then this did not exist, even the professional soldier did not exist.

Gold, Silver, Bronze, Iron and also an age of Heroes which mingles with the age of normal people until they eventually all die offand one is reminded of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the giant statue of varying precious metals the dream followed this poem by many centuries. Added to PP index Total downloads 34of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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Volume One, Introduction, Text and Translation. When you’ve come to ripeness, bring home a wife — Neither far shy of thirty nor aged too far past: He has indicated that we live in the iron age, and that if we are to survive the iron age then we need to be wise about how we conduct ourselves.


For easily he makes strong, and easily he oppresses the strong, easily he diminishes the conspicuous one and magnifies the inconspicuous, and easily he makes the crooked straight and withers the proud — Zeus who thunders on high, who dwells in the highest mansions. View all 5 comments.

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Sep 24, JJ rated it really liked it Shelves: West translated the work into prose. Oddly enough, the architect of the matrix in the scene where he describes the five preceding matrixes mocks and sneers at hope as the protagonist leaves the room, describing it as the “quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness”.

A lot of his advice concerns home m.l.wesst and farming, and one of his tips involves naked farming, which I found an … interesting idea.

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Theogony and Works and Days

Return to Book Page. This new translation by a leading expert combines accuracy with readability. Works and Days is a short tale on the different ages of mankind, each representing by a precious metal that is a step down in value from the last dwys each age is a step down in perfection from the last.

Today taxes go to building roads, funding hospitals and anr, as well as paying professional soldiers to defend our shores.