Hesiod's Cosmos by Jenny Strauss Clay

By Jenny Strauss Clay

Hesiod's Cosmos bargains a complete interpretation of either the Theogony and the Works and Days and demonstrates how the 2 Hesiodic poems needs to be learn jointly as halves of an built-in complete embracing either the divine and the human cosmos. After first providing a survey of the constitution of either poems, Professor Clay unearths their at the same time illuminating harmony through delivering particular analyses in their respective poems, their teachings at the origins of the human race and the 2 types of the Prometheus fable. She then examines the function of people within the Theogony and the position of the gods within the Works and Days, in addition to the placement of the hybrid figures of monsters and heroes in the Hesiodic cosmos and on the subject of the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women.

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