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Summary of Hesiod Works and Days

Date: 75 C.E.

Description: Hesiod was a Greek epic poet who flourished in Boeotia in the 8th century B.C.E. He was alongside Homer the most respected of the old Greek poets. His works included a poem titled the Theogony, a cosmological work describing the origins and genealogy of the gods, Works and Days, on the subjects of farming, morality and country life, and a large number of lost or now fragmentary poems including the Catalogues of Women, Eoiae, and Astronomy.

Evelyn-White, H. G. Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica Loeb, 1914


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