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Works and Days (c.-700) [Poem]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Hesiod shifts his attention to the world of men, delivering moral precepts and practical advice regarding agriculture, navigation, and many other matters; along the way he gives us the myths of Pandora and of the Golden, Silver, and other Races of Men.

Original title: Ἔργα καὶ ἡμέραι
Original languages: Ancient Greek


Genre: MythologyRetellingsGreek & Roman
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: Works and Days: A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences

Works and Days: A Translation and Commentary for the Social Sciences (1996)
Edition Details:

This new, annotated translation of Hesiod's Works and Days is a collaboration between David W. Tandy, a classicist, and Walter Neale, an economist and economic historian. Hesiod was an ancient Greek poet whose Works and Days discusses agricultural practices and society in general. Classicists and ancient historians have turned to Works and Days for its insights on Greek mythology and religion. The poem also sheds light on economic history and ancient agriculture, and is a good resource for social scientists interested in these areas. This translation emphasizes the activities and problems of a practicing agriculturist as well as the larger, changing political and economic institutions of the early archaic period.

The authors provide a clear, accurate translation along with notes aimed at a broad audience. The introductory essay discusses the changing economic, political and trading world of the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E., while the notes present the range and possible meanings of important Greek terms and references in the poem and highlight areas of ambiguity in our understanding of Works and Days.

Language: English

Translated by: David R. Tandy
Edited by: David R. Tandy Walter C. Neale
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Manifested in:

Works and Days (January 24, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Berkeley
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520203844
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.5 in
Pages: 100

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