Hesiod

A poet who lived in the Boeotian town of Ascra around 700 BC, making him more or less contemporaneous with Homer. Hesiod composed two long poems, the Theogony and Works and Days. In antiquity, other poems were ascribed to him, but their authenticity is doubted: they are generally considered to have been created by later poets. An important example of these later poems is the fragmentary Catalogue of Women (ca. sixth century BC).

No time like the present

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No time like the present

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It’s the end of the year. You might think the world is awful and getting worse. But that isn’t the case. In fact, it’s great and only getting better.

The shield of Heracles

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The shield of Heracles

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The earliest known text about one of Heracles’ adventures is the so-called Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod.