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Theogony and Works and Days (100 Copy Collector's Edition), Hardback Book

Theogony and Works and Days (100 Copy Collector's Edition) Hardback

Description

Theogony details Hesiod’s interpretation of the origins of the world and of the gods, beginning with Chaos, Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros, and shows a special interest in genealogy. Embedded in Greek myth, there remain fragments of quite variant tales, hinting at the rich variety of myth that once existed.

Works and Days is a poem of over 800 lines which revolves around two general truths: labour is the universal lot of Man, but he who is willing to work will get by. The work lays out the five Ages of Man, as well as advice and wisdom, prescribing a life of honest labour and attacking idleness and unjust judges as well as the practice of usury.

This cloth-bound book includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket, and is limited to 100 copies. 

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Classics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781774377475

£49.95

 
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