View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Focus Information Group. 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. He wrote the popular transation of Hesiod's "Theogony" and a prose translation of Vergil's "Aeneid".
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By Viggen , September 7, in Reviews. Theogony by Hesiod translation by Richard S. When I first picked up Theogony, I admit that I did not have high hopes. Being a very small book, written by a poet I never heard of before, with a lengthy introduction bigger than the poem itself, I considered putting it down in favour of Homer or Virgil.
However, despite my initial misgivings, I read it, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing, and how enjoyable this little poem really was to read. Theogony, in a nut shell, is a poem describing the genealogy of the Greek gods and the creation of the Greek world I enjoyed The Theogony.
He has a slightly different take on the Greek gods than Homer. The influence of Near Eastern motives on Greek mythology also come across strongly in Hesiod's works. Reviews Search In. Caldwell By Viggen , September 7, in Reviews. Recommended Posts. Report post. Posted September 7, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted September 7, edited. Edited September 7, by Ursus.
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Theogony & Works and Days (Caldwell & Nelson Edition)