Hesiod's Theogony

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Focus Information Group, Jan 1, 1987 - Literary Collections - 130 pages
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This translation contains an introduction, commentary and interpretive essay and well as numerous notes and annotations to provide the history and background of the epic, and the mythological context in which it is placed. Hesiod's straightforward account of family conflict among the gods is the best and earliest evidence of what the ancient Greeks believed about the beginning of the world. Includes Hesiod's "Works and Days", lines 1-201, and material from the Library of Apollodorus.

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User Review  - Sophia - Goodreads

Definitely gave me a better understanding the Greek Myth. A foundational piece! Read full review

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User Review  - Fede - Goodreads

Really interesting, and far more intricate than I would have ever thought, but luckily I have a giant map about gods so I was able not to lose the thread of the narration. I have always considered ... Read full review

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Richard Caldwell (deceased) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. His PhD was from the University of Texas and he specialized in both the Classics and psychoanalysis. He wrote the popular transation of Hesiod's "Theogony" and a prose translation of Vergil's "Aeneid".

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