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Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns : Works and Days - Theogony - The Homeric Hymns - The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice

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9780226329666

ISBN10:
0226329666
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/15/2007
Publisher(s):
Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

InWorks of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns, highly acclaimed poet and translator Daryl Hine brings new life to the words of Hesiod and the world of Archaic Greece. Unlike most available prose renderings of their works, Hine's illuminating translations present these classics as they originally appeared, in verse. This volume includes Hesiod'sWorks and DaysandTheogony, two of the oldest non-Homeric poems to survive.Works and Daysis filled with cautionary tales and advice for managing harvests and maintaining a good work ethic.Theogonyis the earliest comprehensive account of classical mythologyincluding the names and genealogies of the gods and monsters of Olympus, the sea, and the underworld. Hine captures Hesiod's gritty and persuasive voice, which provides a rare glimpse into the everyday life of ordinary people in the eighth century BCE. In contrast, the Homeric Hymns depict aristocratic life in voices whose polished tones reveal little of the narrators' personalities. These hymns (so named because they address the deities in short invocations at the beginning and end of each) are among the earliest examples of Greekepyllia, or short stories in the epic manner.

Author Biography

Daryl Hine is an award-winning poet and translator. The former editor of Poetry and a MacArthur fellow, he has published more than a dozen volumes of his own poetry and translations, including Theocritus: Idylls and Epigrams; Ovid’s Heroides: A Verse Translation;  and Puerilities: Erotic Epigrams of The Greek Anthology.”

Table of Contents

Introduction
Hesiod's Works
Works and Days
Theogony
The Homeric Hymns
The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice
Index
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