This quantity contains Hesiod's Works and Days and Theogony, of the oldest non-Homeric poems to outlive. Works and Days is full of cautionary stories and suggestion for handling harvests and preserving a great paintings ethic. Theogony is the earliest entire account of classical mythology—including the names and genealogies of the gods and monsters of Olympus, the ocean, and the underworld. Hine captures Hesiod's gritty and persuasive voice, which gives a unprecedented glimpse into the standard lifetime of usual humans within the 8th century BCE.
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