Work and Days

Book Details

Author  Hesiod Hesiod
Publisher  SMK Books
Publication Date   April 23, 2012
ISBN  1617207209
Pages  32

Buy this book


Work and days is a didactic poem of some 800 verses written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BC. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmer's almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the agricultural arts. Scholars have seen this work against a background of agrarian crisis in mainland Greece, which inspired a wave of colonial expeditions in search of new land. In the poem Hesiod also offers his brother extensive moralizing advice on how he should live his life.

Customer Reviews