Hesiod

Hesiod was an ancient Greek poet generally thought to have been active between 750 and 650 BC. He is often considered one of the earliest and most important poets in Western literature, known for his works 'Theogony' and 'Works and Days'.

Books

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  1. 1. The Theogony

    "The Theogony" is an ancient Greek epic poem that explores the genealogy of the gods. The narrative begins with the primordial deities Chaos, Gaia, and Eros, then progresses through the generations of Titans, Olympian gods, and mortal heroes. It provides an account of the struggles and power dynamics among these divine beings, culminating in the reign of Zeus as the king of the gods. The poem is a significant source of Greek mythology and offers insights into the ancient Greeks' worldview and their understanding of the universe's origins.

    The 1297th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Works and Days

    "Works and Days" is an ancient Greek epic poem that provides advice on life and farming. The author uses the myth of Prometheus and Pandora to explain why life is hard for humans, attributing it to Pandora's release of evils into the world. The work serves as a farmer's almanac, giving detailed advice on the best times to plant and harvest crops, and also provides moral guidance, emphasizing the importance of hard work, justice, and piety.

    The 1361st Greatest Book of All Time