Works and Days by Hesiod

"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 1480th greatest book of all time


Published
-700
Nationality
Greek
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
8,280
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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