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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Hesiod (fl. Eighth Century B.C.)

Hesiod (hē’si-od). A great Greek poet; born at Ascra in Bœotia; he lived in the eighth century B.C. Among his writings which are still extant are the ‘Theogony,’ or origin of the gods; ‘Works and Days,’ in which are contained precepts for the conduct of life, education, etc., with counsels regarding agriculture. Of his other works only fragments remain; among which is a piece on ‘The Shield of Hercules,’ which is complete in itself, but the authenticity of which is doubted. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).