By Hesiod

Hesiod (Hesiodus), an epic poet it seems that of the 8th century BC, used to be born in Asia Minor yet moved to Boeotia in crucial Greece. He used to be looked by way of later Greeks as a latest of Homer. 3 works continue to exist lower than Hesiod's identify: (1) "Works and Days," addressed to his brother. In it he supplies us the allegories of the 2 Strifes, and the parable of Pandora; stresses that each guy needs to paintings; describes the authorised 5 a long time of the area; can provide ethical suggestion; surveys in just right kind a year's paintings on a farm; supplies precepts on navigation; and propounds fortunate and unfortunate days. (2) "Theogony," a non secular paintings concerning the upward thrust of the gods and the universe from Chaos to the triumph of Zeus, and in regards to the progeny of Zeus and of goddesses in union with mortal males. (3) "The protect" (not by means of Hesiod), an extract from a "Catalogue of Women," the topic being Alcmena and her son Heracles and his contest with Cycnus, with an outline of Heracles' guard. All 3 works are of serious literary curiosity.

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