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Works and Days (Academic Monograph Reprint)

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  135 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Works and Days is a poem of great interest to students of Greek and comparative literature, ancient society, early agriculture, and folklore and superstition. This edition, the first in English for over forty years, follows the pattern of the author's edition of Hesiod's Theogony (OUP 1966). In the commentary problems of text, language, interpretation and construction ...more
Hardcover, 414 pages
Published June 15th 1978 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published -750)
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Jorge Gómez
Breve obra literaria que marcaría el devenir de la civilización de la Helade. Es una buena obra, más no tiene la exquisitez literaria, las complejas analogías, ni las bellas hazañas de otros textos de la época. Aun así, es una buena introducción, por su ligereza, al complejo mundo de la cosmovisión del griego antiguo.
Nachdem ich ja kürzlich erst die Theogonie von Hesiod gelesen habe, dachte ich mir, ich könnte auch gleich noch das Lehrgedicht "Werke und Tage" lesen. Das mich teilweise köstlichst amüsierte. Das Buch ist wieder genauso aufgebaut: zunächst folgt das Werk von Hesiod in altgriechischem Original und deutscher Übersetzung. anschließend folgen die Anmerkungen, die jegliche Zeile noch einmal erläutern - sehr gut gemacht. Dann gibt es eine 7-seitige Literaturliste und ein Nachwort zu Leben, Werk und Z ...more
Hesiod talks here to his brother, the good for nothing Perses. Perses has swindled Hesiod of his share of their inheritance, so he sets about to teach his brother in the first place about the generations of man, the evilness of woman, and the proper moral conduct. Then he goes on to give detailed advice on farming. The whole thing is very moralistic, and frankly a bit boring. There are only two passages that stroke me as great poetry: the ones on bleak mid winter and the dog days of summer. The ...more
Aegis-armed Athena's ancestry and Achaean agrarian aphorisms about asphodel and ash.
Ana Enriques
Una obra interesante para analizar la propuesta moral de Hesíodo y algunas costumbres respecto de la agricultura, el comercio y la familia.
Oct 18, 2007 James rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: History buffs
Read it for school. It is not entertainment, it is a glimpse into the world 2500 years ago.
Oh. So *that* explains Ben Franklin's flaily attempts at journalism...
Popular ancient greek wisdom against lazyness as its best.
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Hesiod, the father of Greek didactic poetry, probably flourished during the 8th century BC. Hesiod's earliest poem, the famous Works and Days, and according to Boeotian testimony the only genuine one, embodies the experiences of his daily life and work, and, interwoven with episodes of fable, allegory, and personal history, forms a sort of Boeotian shepherd's calendar. The other poem attributed to ...more
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“A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it” 10 likes
“So you, the kings, you too must reflect upon this punishment, because the immortals are here in the midst of manking, observing those who do not hold the gods in awe...but grind each other down with crooked judgements” 4 likes
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