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Works and Days by Hesiod

Works and Days

Works and Days by Hesiod
Mar 13, 2018 | 112 Pages
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    Mar 13, 2018 | 112 Pages

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“Stallings’s new translation of Hesiod’s Works and Days – witty, gritty, and unsettlingly relevant – is not to be missed. Toil; corruption in high places; injustice; the prevailing sense that things are getting worse – none of these prevents the Muses’ chosen poets from doing their indispensable and soul-refreshing work.”
—Rachel Hadas, Times Literary Supplement
“Hesiod was the first self-declared poet of Ancient Greece, who boasted of having won a three-legged cauldron for his verses. A. E. Stallings brings him back to life in her rhyming translation of Works and Days, which mingles farming tips, myths and evocation of the seasons: ‘when first the cuckoo cuckoos in the oak.’ Stallings’s lively  and learned notes make it a treat.”
—The Times
“A. E. Stallings new verse translation of Works and Days for Penguin is a splendid development upon a recent flurry of Hesiod translation and poetic response … Brilliantly sensitive … Stallings’s translation triumphs.”
—The Oxonian Review

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