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    • The Theogony of Hesiod

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    The Theogony (composed c. 700 BC) is a poem by Hesiod (8th-7th century BC) describing the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods. A theogony is a part of Greek mythology which attempts to articulate reality as a whole. Hesiod's work is a synthesis of various local Greek traditions concerning the gods, organized as a narrative that tells of their origin and how they established control over the Cosmos. 

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    • The Works and Days

    • By: Hesiod, Richmond Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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    Among the finest poets of ancient Greece was Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, who lived in the eighth century B.C. It is still a matter of dispute whether Homer or Hesiod was the earlier poet, and sometimes whether they were one and the same person! At any rate, Hesiod's incredible poetry serves as a major source for our understanding of Greek mythology, farming practices, time keeping and astronomy. In and of itself, the "Works and Days" is unparalleled in its richness and beauty, easily rivaling Homer.

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    • By Matthew on 07-26-10

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    • The Shield of Heracles

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 35 mins
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    The Shield of Heracles is an archaic Greek epic poem which was attributed to Hesiod in antiquity. The subject of the poem is the expedition of Hercules and his nephew Iolaus against Cycnus, who challenged Heracles to combat as they were passing through Thessaly on their way to the city of Trachis. 

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    • Die Theogonie des Hesiod

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Manfred Zapatka, Valery Tscheplanowa, Jens Harzer
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    Am Berg Helikon hauchen die Musen Hesiod ihre Stimmen ein und so wird er zum Sänger der Theogonie geweiht. Er schildert das Entstehen der Welt und der einzelnen Göttergenerationen, er erzählt von Prometheus und Pandora, von Giganten und Nymphen und von Zeus' Machtergreifung am Olymp. Nach seiner vielgelobten Übertragung der "Ilias" präsentiert Raoul Schrott nun die 2.700 Jahre alte Quelle griechischer Literatur erfrischend modern und zugänglich.

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    • Works and Days

    • By: Hesiod
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr
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    The title Works and Days suggests a laboring routine lived over and over every day. Ancient Greek poet Hesiod published this farmer's almanac around 700 BC as an instruction in the agricultural arts. On a deeper level, Hesiod binds together two mythological etiologies as a symbol for the hardship that defines the human condition: the story of Prometheus and Pandora and Myth of Five Ages. 

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    • By Jan on 02-08-19

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