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Author: Theognis,Dorothea Wender,Hesiod
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (August 26, 1976)
Language: English
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Hesiod and Theognis (Peng. has been added to your Cart. Dorothea Schmidt Wender was born in 1934 in Ohio and graduated from Radcliffe College, and then went to the University of Minnesota and Harvard University

Hesiod and Theognis (Peng. Dorothea Schmidt Wender was born in 1934 in Ohio and graduated from Radcliffe College, and then went to the University of Minnesota and Harvard University. She has been Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Classics at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. Paperback: 176 pages.

Hesiod; Theognis; Professor Dorothea Wender. Walmart 0978014044283. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Together these two poets-Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist-offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.

Title: Hesiod and TheognisAuthor: Wender, DorotheaPublisher: Penguin Group USAPublication Date: of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: Hesiod And Theognis (penguin Classics): Theogony, Works And Days, And Elegies. Hesiod and Theognis (Penguin Classics): Theogony, Works and Days, and Elegies Hesiod, Theognis 014044140442830 Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Gre. October 2019.

Imprint: Penguin Classics. Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. Published: 22/02/1973. Hesiod's Theogoney (c. 725 BCE) is a powerful creation myth: an epic, bloody tale of dark forces, sex and violence, tracing the history of the world from primeval Chaos to the establishment of Zeus as supreme king of the gods.

Theogony, Works and Days, and Elegies With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf.

Theogony, Works and Days, and Elegies. By Hesiod and Theognis Introduction by Dorothea Wender Translated by Dorothea Wender.

Hesiod and Theognis book. DISCLAIMER: I got this book to read Hesiod's Theogony

Hesiod and Theognis book. DISCLAIMER: I got this book to read Hesiod's Theogony. I'll probably read the other two works in it later down the road as rainy day reads, but for now I'll stick with the Theogony and be happy with that. I was told to look into the Theogony by one of my classics professors; as opposed to finding out about the Greek gods from an outside source, he thought it would be best to start with a Greek source and move onto something like Robert Graves' The Greek Myths after. I kind of wish I had started DISCLAIMER: I got this book to read Hesiod's Theogony.

Wender, Dorothy, (1976) Hesiod: Theogony /Works and Days, Theognis: Elegies, Penguin: London. With introduction by Dorothy Wender. Athanassakis, A. (1983), Hesiod: Theogony, Works and days, Shield, Baltimore, ISBN 0-8018-2998-4.

Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the . Theognis, writing . 25 bce, was an aristocrat

Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. 25 bce, was an aristocrat. Dorothea Wender is a well-know translator. Country of Publication.

Dorothea Wender: Hesiod, Theogony, Works and Days; Theognis, Elegies. Pp. 170. West Drayton: Penguin Books, 1973. Paper, 35P. P. Walcot (a1). University College, Cardiff. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 February 2009.

Together these two poets-Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist-offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Comments: (7)
Gaiauaco
The Theogony and Works and Days contain the Greek understandings of divinity and human history at about the time they first learned to write. Unsurprisingly, the stories appear strange and even bizarre to the modern reader. The writing itself is difficult to follow with frequent tangents, etymologies, stories and practical advice all somehow in the same text.

Given that there are modern retellings of the same myths that are much easier to read, and probably more pleasurable, is there any reason to read these tales in an archaic form?

I would argue yes, if one is truly interested in understanding human origins. When Plato or Xenophanes criticize the poets for slandering the gods, they are referring to Hesiod and Homer. If one chooses to read modern retellings of the myths, they typically come across as so many entertaining stories.

In Hesiod, however, one can see the myths as first efforts at understanding the human predicament. One can then see the foil for the Athenian movement away from archaic mythologies and toward democracy and reason. The Socratic/Platonic effort to reform education and society becomes then so much more vivid. (Though Plato himself had a complex and not easily understood relationship with myth.)

In other words, it is difficult to understand Greek civilization without the somewhat painful reading of an archaic text like Hesiod. Only by immersing oneself in the labyrinthine divine and human genealogies of Hesiod can one truly appreciate the rational/democratic Athenian revolution.

Not pleasure reading but time well spent nonetheless.
skyjettttt
The translator for Penguin gives off an odd vibe with her notes and introduction and overall presentation; and seems to generally make unfounded or weak claims about the validity and meaning of certain lines or facts, BUT I still enjoyed reading it despite the lack of interesting critical scholarship. I went with Penguin's version over Oxford because they included Theognis' Elegies as well, which is the bulk of this book. What little of the Oxford translation I could read seemed congested and unrhythmic, whereas Penguin's translation remains poetic without abandoning the source text. It also seems odd that they would leave out the Shield of Herakles considering this volume is quite brief, though dense.

The Theogony is a really fascinating creation story that details many of the bizarre creatures and gods of Greek myth and a loose chronology and family tree. It may come off as too much information for a casual reader, as it rattles off lots of dense information and names, but it's perhaps the oldest Greek source of myth that we have, so it's hard not to be interested; especially when you consider that it is almost certainly a more recent representation of older texts which are no longer extant.

Works and Days is a more practical, down to earth sort of work, dealing with social, farming, and religious advice.

Theognis' Elegies are a very curious mixture of ethical and social maxims, and numerous love poems from elder to protege. At times these Elegies read a bit like a Greek Confucious and share some similarities with the Analects, although the Elegies seem to be a much more infomral collection of poems and Theognis' is far more prone to go against his own wisdom when it comes to his lover and the state of his city.
Enila
The poems are printed with small print so it is a bit hard to read them. Also, there is no indication of line numbers other than a notation at the top of each page saying the line range for that page.
Ber
This was a very informative text. I learned a great deal about the Olympians and the Titans. It cleared up fuzzy details and introduced new entities. Recommended reading for all those interested in the myths and legends of ancient Greece.
Mushicage
This is told by Hesiod in terms of the present into the past. So lineage and geneology isn't always revealed in birth order. He speaks of characters before they were conceived then goes back.
Whitescar
An excellent little book with enough commentary to understand what I'm reading and to place it in historical context alongside Homer.
Jaberini
This version of the Hesiod classics has not been plumped up to carry the story over better but instead gives an accurate translation. This means that it may not be your best read ever but you get it how it was written.

For those that want it that was for research purposes etc, this is perfect. For those that want it filled out with story elements added from other sources (therefore potentilly for more entertainment) then this is not for you.

For me, I got what I wanted so happy.
I used this book for class and it was easy to read and understand. I just wish that the line numbers were easier to understand.