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Teoksen Theogony / Works and Days tekijä

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The poet Hesiod tells us that his father gave up sea-trading and moved from Ascra to Boeotia, that as he himself tended sheep on Mount Helicon the Muses commanded him to sing of the gods, and that he won a tripod for a funeral song at Chalcis. The poems credited to him with certainty are: the näytä lisää Theogony, an attempt to bring order into the otherwise chaotic material of Greek mythology through genealogies and anecdotes about the gods; and The Works and Days, a wise sermon addressed to his brother Perses as a result of a dispute over their dead father's estate. This latter work presents the injustice of the world with mythological examples and memorable images, and concludes with a collection of folk wisdom. Uncertain attributions are the Shield of Heracles and the Catalogue of Women. Hesiod is a didactic and individualistic poet who is often compared and contrasted with Homer, as both are representative of early epic style. "Hesiod is earth-bound and dun colored; indeed part of his purpose is to discredit the brilliance and the ideals of heroism glorified in the homeric tradition. But Hesiod, too, is poetry, though of a different order. . . " (Moses Hadas, N.Y. Times). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Theogony / Works and Days (0700) — Tekijä — 2,033 kappaletta
Jumalten synty (1953) — Tekijä — 989 kappaletta
Theogony, Works and Days by Hesiod / Elegies by Theognis (1973) — Tekijä — 674 kappaletta
The Homeric Hymns and Homerica (0007) 400 kappaletta
Työt ja päivät (1978) — Tekijä — 386 kappaletta
Hesiod, Volume II (2007) 54 kappaletta
Fragmenta Hesiodea (1967) 33 kappaletta
Shield of Heracles (English) (2009) 31 kappaletta
Greek Poetry for Everyman (1956) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Hesiodi Carmina (1958) 25 kappaletta
Opere (1993) 22 kappaletta
Essential Hesiod (Essential Heisod) (2001)eräät painokset13 kappaletta
Theogonia : Isler ve Gunler (2016) 11 kappaletta
The Complete Hesiod Collection (2011) 9 kappaletta
Sämtliche Werke 9 kappaletta
The epics of Hesiod (2016) 5 kappaletta
Mitos clasificados 1 (2001) 5 kappaletta
Mitos clasificados 2 3 kappaletta
Tutte le opere e i frammenti (2009) 3 kappaletta
Άπαντα 2 kappaletta
Teogonia (2012) 2 kappaletta
Poemas hesiódicos (1990) 2 kappaletta
Opere di Esiodo 2 kappaletta
The Works of Hesoid (2009) 2 kappaletta
Istenek születése (1976) 1 kappale
Hesiode 1 kappale
Teogonia 1 kappale
Thogonie 1 kappale
Homerica 1 kappale
I poemi 1 kappale
Hesoid (1959) 1 kappale
Opera 1 kappale
Teogonia 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Portable Greek Reader (1948) — Avustaja, eräät painokset398 kappaletta
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Avustaja — 389 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Hell (2018) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta

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700 BCE (or earlier)
700 BCE (or earlier)
Ascra, Boeotia



Well, Hesiod’s stuff is what it is: eventually we come to the patriarchs’ opinion of Pandora, and throughout there’s no female as boss as Zeus, of course: it’s the poetry of the patriarchs…. I do like this better than Homer, though. The Ancient Greek consensus was that Homer was more ancient or whatever and more boss: but screw the consensus. I like Hesiod because, while it is still mythology and is quite similar to Homer—it’s not ordinary life poetry or philosophical poetry; “general poetry” as I call it; it’s about the gods—but it’s more abstract than the epics. Like, it’s more about teaching about the gods, like as a serious topic, and not so much about how they…. I mean, we all want to express ourselves, but sometimes men and gods be tripping, right. I feel like Hesiod’s poetry is more religious—not scripture in the Hebrew sense, but learning-centric—and Homer seems more like “entertainment”, basically, to me. Of course, I’m biased in that I read Homer as “education”—although I wasn’t naive, right—and Hesiod I read to compare patriarchal with matriarchal (“Lost Goddesses of Early Greece”) mythology. (shrugs) But it could be synchronicity, you know. Makes a lot more sense to me than the “educational” colonial-philological, the-best-paleface-language-gave-rise-to-the-robot-kings view of Greek mythology, you know. 👌

…. Yeah, I feel like I like Hesiod better than Homer. Some of it seems rather useful, more educational-religious, although of course much of it is random people just being boss, of course. And there is some overlap, of course, since heroes are like gods, and religion involves the human as well as the divine, (sometimes you lose sight of that in Christianity, with the whole Jesus saves you suck thing, “remember to tell God you’re a sinner”), and obvs Zeus is every boy’s fantasy, right—which is both very boss, and a little…. “And finally, at the top of the head is the Crown Chakra.” (Zeus) (pointing to Sacral Chakra) “Got my Crown Chakra right here, bitches.”

But the antique farming advice is actually quite interesting; I feel like the lived details of experience really mean as much as the abstractions; I’m not going to tell you what I learned, because it’s easy to write it off as boring/un-abstract or whatever, but I was lost driving along these crappy rural roads for like an hour yesterday, and I feel like I learned a lot about life, you know…. And the actual magical/superstitious qualities of days (days numbered in the lunar month? Or the solar month?) in “Works and Days” is really cool; I regret that it’s not longer….

But yeah, Hesiod is also kind of a bastard, much of the time, right. Hesiod war ein Mann, Kinder. Hesiod was a man, children. Although he wrote about the most rational, Kantian things, like how wives are bitches, and killing wild animals is both economically effective, (cartoon voice), and, fun! And on an unrelated—totally unrelated—note, he also loved golden Aphrodite…. Although, having accomplished his desire, 😉, he immediately got up and went off to kill more wild animals, right….
… (lisätietoja)
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goosecap | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2024 |
Un prezioso documento dall'antichità greca, dall'antichità degli uomini, degli eroi, e degli dèi.
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Anshin | Jan 16, 2024 |
Las obras completas que se conservan de Hesíodo y que se han podido rescatar de fragmentos de papiros y de libros copiados a lo largo de los siglos en Europa. Lectura obligatoria para entender nuestro patrimonio occidental y su origen. Útil tanto para tener noticias sobre la mitología griega más arcaica (Teogonía, escudo, fragmentos) como la vida cotidiana en esa misma época (trabajos y los días).
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carlosisaac | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 1, 2023 |
A sequência da Teogonia.

No livro Hesiodo aborda uma contenta sobre a herança com o irmão Perses e dignifica à justiça e o trabalho duro como chave da prosperidade e da virtude ao contrário da preguiça onde os homens se preocupam com seus próprios prazeres e desejos

O livro traz também o mito de Pandora, como a primeira mulher criada por Zeus, com participação de Hefesto e Atenas em retalhação aos homens devido ao roubo do fogo e da sabedoria por Prometeu. Pandora, com aparência de um bem, é presenteada a Epimeteu, irmão de Prometeu, e traz uma ânfora (caixa) com “presente” de todos os deuses, que era, na verdade, os males dos mortais.

Hesíodo descreve a mitologia grega em que as idades do homem evoluem da Idade de Ouro para a Idade de Prata, depois para a Idade de Bronze e, finalmente, para a Era de Ferro. Destaque da importância do fogo para o domínio da humanidade sobre a natureza e a civilização. Com o fogo houve a separação do humano e do bestial e os seres humanos conquistaram conhecimentos e habilidades de construir ferramentas e utensílios.

A partir de Pandora inicia a era do ferro, última e mais sombria era, caracterizada pela guerra, violência, desconfiança e escassez, tempos de incessantes misérias e angústias.

Hesíodo associa a Era de Ferro com a necessidade de trabalho árduo e enfatiza a importância de se aproximar dos deuses por meio de uma ética de trabalho sólida e honesta.

… (lisätietoja)
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jgrossi | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 12, 2023 |



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