Hesiod and Theognis



Hesiod and Theognis Hesiod Was An Early Greek Poet And Rhapsode, Who Presumably Lived Around 700 BCE His Writings Serve As A Major Source On Greek Mythology, Farming Techniques, Archaic Greek Astronomy And Ancient Timekeeping Of The Many Works Attributed To Hesiod, Three Survive Complete And Many In Fragmentary State They Include Alexandrian Papyri, Some Dating From As Early As The 1st Century BC, And Manuscripts Written From The Eleventh Century Forward He Wrote A Poem Of Some 800 Verses, The Works And Days, Which Revolves Around Two General Truths Labour Is The Universal Lot Of Man, But He Who Is Willing To Work Will Get By Tradition Also Attributes The Theogony, A Poem Which Uses The Same Epic Verse Form As The Works And Days, To Hesiod A Short Poem Traditionally Attributed To Hesiod Is The Shield Of Heracles Several Additional Poems Were Sometimes Ascribed To Hesiod Aegimius, Astrice, Chironis Hypothecae, Idaei Dactyli, Wedding Of Ceyx, Great Works Presumably An Expanded Works And Days , Great Eoiae Presumably An Expanded Catalogue Of Women , Melampodia And Ornithomantia.

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Hesiod and Theognis
  • Hesiod
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 0140442839

10 thoughts on “Hesiod and Theognis

  1. Jasmine says:

    One cannot compare Hesiod s Theogony with Homer s Illiad or Ovid s Metamorphoses for that matter Hesiod s poem does not have the wit and irony of Ovid s work nor the intriguing plot of an Illiad or an Odysseus It describes how the Greek universe with its gods came into existence and how Zeus gained sovereignty over the world as father of gods and men I would not choose th...

  2. Valentina Quiceno says:

    El inicio de todo Hermoso.

  3. David Sarkies says:

    The Greek Genesis26 October 2012 There seems to be a debate as to the usefulness of this little text and I would pretty much fall into the category of not much The reason that I say that is because if this book was lost then we would lose very little of our understanding of Greek Mythology Everything that is contained in this little book is also contained inexpanded works such as the Library of Greek Mythology and Ovid While it is a primary source, it is still something that we could pr The Greek Genesis26 October 2012 There seems to be a debate as to the usefulness of this little text and I would pretty much fall into the category of not much The reason that I say that is because if this book was lost then we would lose very little of our understanding of Greek Mythology Everything that is cont...

  4. Manybooks says:

    When we were introduced to classical Greek mythology in grade seven English, our teacher used Hesiod s Theogony as part of the required, assigned reading materials maybe a bit convoluted and even advanced for young teenagers, but I personally much enjoyed this, as it gave an interesting, poetical and above all historically and culturally authentic introduction to the genealogies of the Greek gods, and it was also I admit rather fascinating reading about the many and various sexual exploits of e When we were introduced to classical Greek mythology in grade seven English, our teacher used Hesiod s Theogony as part of the required, assigned reading materials maybe a bit convoluted and even advanced for young teenagers, but I personally much enjoyed this, as it gave an interesting, poetical and above all historically and culturally authentic introducti...

  5. Jesse says:

    Hesiod was considered the equal of Homer by the ancients Although this view is impossible for a modern to hold without being deceitful, there is still much to begrudgingly admire in Hesiod For one, his creation myth is pretty standard for the time period, and so we get a glimpse into typical Greek piety and or a typical Greek state ceremony as, we must remember, all myths are corporate PR campaigns, and the Theogony represents a classic of the genre Homer, we recall, was private, after hours Hesiod was considered the equal of Homer by the ancients Although this view is impossible for a modern to hold without being deceitful, there is still much to begrudgingly admire in Hesiod For one, his creation myth is pretty standard for the time period, and so we get a glimpse into typical Greek piety and or a typical Greek state ceremony as, we must remember, all myths are corporate PR campaigns, and the Theogony represents a classic of the genre Homer, we recall, was private, after hours entertainment for the rich Works and Days, however, is working class conservatism circa the eighth century B.C.E., and, while the mentality displayed is lamentable, it represents in fine poetic form the archetype of the farmer capitalist which, through Cato the Elder and others, became sort of a stereotype in the ancient world Paired with these is Theognis, a cons...

  6. Helmut says:

    Arma deumque canoEs ist schon peinlich da kommen im Fernsehen diese amerikanischen Blockbuster Kampf der Titanen und Zorn der G tter und so weiter, und man wird f r einen klugen, gebildeten Menschen gehalten und daher gefragt, was nun dieser oder jener Gott so f r Eigenschaften hat und ob nun Athene mit Zeus verwandt ist und wer der langhaarige, dauerfl sternde Bursche ist, der so viel Unheil plant Und dann steht man da und ist stellenweise ratlos, weil man selbst kaum durch die von sich Arma deumque canoEs ist schon peinlich da kommen im Fernsehen diese amerikanischen Blockbuster Kampf der Titanen und Zorn der G tter und so weiter, und man wird f r einen klugen, gebildeten Menschen gehalten und daher gefragt, was nun dieser oder jener Gott so f r Eigenschaften hat und ob nun Athene mit Zeus verwandt ist und wer der langhaarige, dauerfl sternde Bursche ist, der so viel Unheil plant Und dann steht man da und ist stellenweise ratlos, weil man selbst kaum durch die von sich aus schon verquaste griechische Mythologie, die in den Filmen dann noch mehr verquast und zerzauselt wird, versteht.Dem Abhilfe kann man nat rlich durch Lekt re von Texten wie der Theogonie des griechischen Dichters Hesiod schaffen Ist man danach in der Lage, die Filme zu erkl ren Ja und nein Einerseits erf hrt man doch einiges, was der oberfl chliche Kontakt, zum Beispiel aus dem Schulunterricht, eher auslassen w rde doch dies ist dann halt in einer Schale aus 2500 Jahren Zeitunterschied gekapselt, die zu kn...

  7. Ananthu says:

    Theogony traces the creation of the cosmos and the genealogy of the Greek gods There s a cornucopia of nasty stuff here patricide, incest, blatant misogyny, swallowing up one s own progeny and whatnot Typical Greek mythology stuff I was expecting a fascinating encounter but it turned out be dry and monotonous, and failed to grab my attention Being an oratory work, I guess we do miss its purported impact when read in print I would have been delighted if there was an Ian Mckellen rendering Theogony traces the creation of the cosmos and the genealogy of the Greek gods There s a cornucopia of nasty stuff here patricide, incest, blatant misogyny, swallowing up one s own progeny and whatnot Typical Greek mythology stuff I was expecting a fascinating encounter but i...

  8. Serena says:

    Hesiod, I think, has been shoved too often as being a misogynist because of the lines below And Zeus who thunders on high was stung in spirit, and his dear heart was angered when he saw amongst men the far seen ray of fire Forthwith he made an evil thing for men as the price of fire for the very famous Limping God formed of earth the likeness of a shy maiden as the son of Cronos willed And the goddess bright eyed Athene girded and clothed her with silvery raiment, and down from her head she Hesiod, I think, has been shoved too often as being a misogynist because of the lines below And Zeus who thunders on high was stung in spirit, and his dear heart was angered when he saw amongst men the far seen ray of fire Forthwith he made an evil thing for men as the price of fire for the very famous Limping God formed of earth the likeness of a shy maiden as the son of Cronos willed And the goddess bright eyed Athene girded and clothed her with silvery raiment, and down from her head she spread with her hands a broidered veil, a wonder to see and she, Pallas Athene, put about her head lovely garlands, flowers of new grown herbs Also she put upon her head a crown of gold which the very famous Limping God made himself and worked with his own hands as a favour to Zeus his father On it was much curious work, wonderful to see for of the many creatures which the land and sea rear up, he put most upon it, wonderful things, like living beings with voices and great beauty shone out from...

  9. Ioan Suhov says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here One cannot and would not be justified to compare it with Homer and his works.Beinglikely a synthesis of mythological thinking, the value of Hesiod s poem perhaps the oldest Greek written work preserved is of uttermost importance It also has some marvelous poetical sequences, that would definitely bring some joy over the rusty list type mythological presentation that tends to aim at en exhaustive format Circe, the daughter of Hyperion s son Helius, in love with patient minded Odyss One cannot and would not be justified to compare it with Homer and his works.Beinglikely a synthesis of myt...

  10. Brittney says:

    This is certainly the most chauvinistic of the variations of the Grecian creation myths that I have read It displays a psychology where women are highlighted only through marriage, physical consumption cannibalism or by the children they produce Females outside of this dynamic, such as Artemis are barely ever mentioned Given, this might be because Hesiod wrote another volume entitled the Catalogue of Women , and therefor decided not to highlight them here But the specific use of language at This is certainly the most chauvinistic of the variations of the Grecian creation myths that I have read It displays a psychology where women are highlighted only through marriage, physical consumption cannibalism or by the children they produce Females outside of this dynamic, such as Artemis are barely ever mentioned Given, this might be because Hesiod wrote another volume entitled the Catalogue of Women , and therefor decided not to highlight them here But the specific use of language at time points to a very severe distrust of women in general, both divine and mortal This is especially prevalent in the section that talks about the myth of Pandora, where it is not always a box jar, but the woman herself who is apparently created to unleash woe onto mankind In the one line that does mention her having a box jar, she does not open it out of curios...

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