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Author(s) : Ferla Kleopatra (6/9/2011)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Ferla Kleopatra, "Hesiod",Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, Boeotia
A poet and exponent of didactic epic. He lived in Ascra of Boeotia before 700 BC. His most celebrated works are the Theogony and Works and Days. Together with Homer, Hesiod is one of the most important primary sources for Greek mythology and mythography. His Works and Days is also the earliest literary work providing evidence on contemporary everyday life in Greece and early economic thinking.
Date and Place of Death
Middle of the 7th century BC, in the city Oenoe in Locris.
Date and Place of Birth
Middle of the 8th century BC, Ascra Boeotia.
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2. Hesiod’s oeuvre
2.1. The Theogony
2.1.2. The poet’s intentions
2.2. Works and Days
2.2.2. The poet’s intentions
2.3. Philological research
2.3. Hesiod in his historical context
2.5. Appraisal of Hesiod’s work
3. Reception of Hesiod
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