Together these two poets-Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist-offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.
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Table Of Contents
Theology and Works and Days; ElegiesHESIOD Introduction Theology Works and Days
THEOGNIS Introduction Elegies
Notes Select Glossary
Very little is known about Hesiod and it cannot definitely be proved that the same man wrote both the Theogony and Works and Days. He probably lived in the eighth century BC (contemporary with Homer) in Boeotia on the Greek… More about Hesiod
Theognis lived and wrote chiefly in the sixth century BC. He came from Megara, probably the one on the Greek mainland, and was an aristocrat. There was a popular revolution, in which he lost his status and possibly his money…. More about Theognis
Published by Penguin Classics Aug 26, 1976| 176 Pages| ISBN 9780140442830