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Theogony/Works and Days by Hesiod
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May 18, 2012

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed "Theogony," in particular the discussion of the Muses early on and the description of the Titanomachy. I was aware of Theogony and read it for specific reasons, but what I wasn't familiar with, and which came as a suprise was how informative "Works & Days" is. Aside from the occaisional bit of ancient superstitions, the piece is very important to anyone who might need to grow their own food, and in fact Hesiod implies that it's ridiculous not to. Likewisem acknowledging and living by the cycles of the Earth is the best that we as humans can do.

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