Works and Days by Hesiod

The Works and Days is a didactic poem of some 800 lines written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BCE. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmer's almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the agricultural arts. Scholars have seen this work against a background of agrarian crisis in mainland Greece, which inspired a wave of colonial expeditions in search of new land. In the poem Hesiod also offers his brother extensive moralizing advice on how he should live his life. The Works and Days is perhaps best known for its two mythological aetiologies for the toil and pain that define the human condition: the story of Prometheus and Pandora, and the so-called Myth of Five Ages.

The 2213th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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Theogony / Works and Days Paperback 1657620 $10.93 $9.11 2012
Theogony, Works and Days, and the Shield of Heracles (Translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White) Kindle Edition 178167 2018
Theogony, Works and Days, and the Shield of Heracles: (translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White) Paperback 419578 $7.99 $10.16 2018
Theogony and Works and Days (Worlds Classics) Paperback 2435433 $28.35 $0.01 1988
Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia: v. 1 (Loeb Classical Library) by Hesiod (2007-01-16) Hardcover 7857890 $55.05 $32.43
The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) Paperback 1065825 $8.79 $0.01 1991
Theogony & Works and Days (Focus Classical Library) Paperback 863870 $11.68 $6.06 2008
Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield Paperback 650306 $14.97 $2.97 2004
Hesiod: Volume I, Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia (Loeb Classical Library No. 57N) Hardcover 413624 $21.20 $17.23 2007
Hesiod and Theognis (Penguin Classics): Theogony, Works and Days, and Elegies Paperback 411617 $7.31 $0.01 1976
Works and Days and Theogony (Hackett Classics) Paperback 325485 $5.80 $0.35 1993
Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 222202 $3.44 $3.19 2009
Theogony and Works and Days: A New Bilingual Edition Paperback 1941574 $16.95 2017
Works and Days (Dodo Press) Paperback 3933119 $7.68 $12.05 2008
The Works and Days and Theogony Paperback 785339 $9.99 2007
Works and Days (Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Greek) Paperback 1553085 $10.50 $15.11 1988
The Works and Days Audible Audio Edition 16793 $10.95 2007
Work and Days Kindle Edition 508010 $0.99 2012
Works and Days (Oxford University Press academic monograph reprints) Hardcover 1662410 $131.59 $72.00 1978
Works and Days, Theogony and The Shield of Heracles Paperback 1859393 $1.10 $0.21 2006
Work and Days Paperback 1526466 $4.37 $7.68 2012
Works and Days and Theogony Kindle Edition 444137 1993
The Works and Days and Theogony Paperback 885882 $8.99 $32.48 2006
Theogony and Works and Days (The World's Classics) Hardcover 4669289 $2,432.64 $2,432.64 1988
Hesiod : Theogony, Works and Days, Shield Hardcover 506513 $123.10 $123.05 1983
Hesiod: WITH Works and Days AND Shield Kindle Edition 536606 2004
Theogony; Works and Days; [and] Shield Paperback 2286604 $2.43 $0.01 1983
Theogony and Works and Days Kindle Edition 656565 $1.99 2014
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The Works And Days And Theogony Hardcover 9346922 $22.88 $24.22 2010
The Works and Days and Theogony Paperback 15041788 $11.99 2007
Theogony & Works and Days (Focus Classical Library) Kindle Edition 404129 2015
The Works and Days and Theogony Hardcover 5057113 $26.95 $29.49 2010
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Theogony and Works and Days Paperback 2079345 $5.50 $0.15 2013
Theogony, Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 588922 $6.00 $0.15 1999
The Poems of Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, and The Shield of Herakles Kindle Edition 507916 2017
Theogony and Works and Days Paperback 974623 $18.37 $4.24 2006
The Theogony, Works and Days, and The Shield of Heracles Paperback 4411400 $234.85 2008
The Theogony of Hesiod and Works and Days Paperback 1024063 $5.95 $71.41 2011
Works and Days: A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences Paperback 882389 $16.95 $4.35 1997