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The Poems of Hesiod (Paperback) Loot Price: R573
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The Poems of Hesiod (Paperback): Hesiod

The Poems of Hesiod (Paperback)

Hesiod; Volume editing by R.M. Frazer

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"Besides Homer, there is Hesiod." These words still contain much truth today. Hesiod is a very important poet, and for this reason his two surviving poems, "Theogony "and "Works and Days, "deserve to be presented as accurately and attractively as possible. R. M. Frazer has done this: His new translations are faithful to the matter and spirit of the originals, and his commentary makes the poems understandable and enjoyable.Hesiod is the first Greek and, therefore, the first European we can know as a real person, for, unlike Homer, he tells us about himself in his poems. Hesiod seems to have been a successful farmer and a rather gloomy though not humorless man. One suspects from his concern for the bachelor's lot and some rather unflattering remarks about women that he was never married. A close study of both poems reveals the same personality -that of a deeply religious man concerned with the problems of justice and fate.The "Theogony "represents the first codification of the Greek pantheon. Hesiod, of course, did not invent the gods, but he gave the Greeks a clear picture of their forms, functions, and relationships. Thus, the poem deals with the high epic theme of the creation of the divine order of the world under the direction of Zeus. "Works and Days, "by contrast, considers justice and work in the context of Hesiod's own life. The difference in subject matter produces a difference in style: "Theogony "is strongly influenced by the epic conventions; "Works and Days "is more modern and freewheeling.To get a fuller picture of Hesiod and his poems, we must try to understand him in relation to his times. The eighth century, when Hesiod lived, was the time of the great Greek awakening after the period of relative darkness ushered in by the fall of the old Mycenaean kingdoms around 1125 B.C. Hesiod thus lived at the beginning of the Greek classical period, and his poems influenced not only that age but also Western culture in our day.

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Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 1983
First published: May 1983
Authors: Hesiod
Volume editors: R.M. Frazer
Dimensions: 190 x 130 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-1846-8
Subtitles: Greek
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) > Language teaching & learning material & coursework
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
Books > Language & Literature > Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) > Language teaching & learning material & coursework > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
LSN: 0-8061-1846-6
Barcode: 9780806118468

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