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Hesiod and Theognis Translated by Dorothea Wender


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ISBN 10: 0140442839 / ISBN 13: 9780140442830
Verlag: Penguin C1990's, London, 1990
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Hesiod: Works and Days and Theognis : Elegies, good to very good in paperback ; Penguin Classics; 0.5 x 7 x 4.3 Inches; 170 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 37381

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Titel: Hesiod and Theognis Translated by Dorothea ...

Verlag: Penguin C1990's, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. Hesiod's Theogoney (c. 725 BCE) is a powerful creation myth: an epic, bloody tale of dark forces, sex and violence, tracing the history of the world from primeval Chaos to the establishment of Zeus as supreme king of the gods. In contrast, Hesiod's Works and Days, written to advise his indolent brother Perseus, is an intriguing, sophisticated combination of ethical maxims, social and political comment and superstitious law. Elegiac rather than epic, the works of Theognis - written some two centuries after Hesiod - include theological speculations, love lyrics and moral advice for his protégé Kurnos, reflecting the moods and themes of an aristocratic poet who mourned a changing Greek society.


"Good and readable. We can use it in our Myth and Greek courses."--David H.J. Larmour, Texas Tech Univ"This is a good, serviceable translation by the foremost authority of Hesiod....very clear and accessible version....concise introduction and useful notes...deserves to become a text of preference in courses in translation."--Robert L. Fowler, Classical World"The introduction blends charm, substance, and clarity for new readers of Hesiod. West makes him unintimidating, understandable, and above all human."--Carole Weaver, Iona CollegeWest is the finest Hesiod scholar of our time, if not of all time, and accordingly his English prose version is an altogether worthy by-product of his long, fruitful studies His introduction is masterly; and the endnotes, though brief, tell enough for most readers' information or curiosity."--Religious Studies Review"Very reasonably priced, yet with pleasing type-setting, a helpful introduction, and endnotes. Turning the endnotes into footnotes would have been even better."--Christopher Magri, Northwestern State University"Good, clear translation, useful notes."--Dr. Karl M. Petruso, University of Texas at Arlington

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