Review of Hesiod I: Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia; Hesiod II: The Shield, Catalogue of Women, Other Fragments, edited and translated by Glenn M. Most

At Rhino.

Teaser quoteWorks and Days is a little bit like a poem that might have been written in an 18th-century madhouse. There’s little personal bits, loads of advice (some of it patently cuckoo), and then miles of simply joyous description of natural phenomena, in the gnomic mode.

[originally posted Thursday 6 December 2018]