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 (hē′sē-əd, hĕs′ē-) fl. eighth century bc.
Greek poet. The major epics ascribed to him are Works and Days, a valuable account of ancient rural life, and Theogony, a description of the gods and the beginning of the world.
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(Biography) 8th century bc, Greek poet and the earliest author of didactic verse. His two complete extant works are the Works and Days, dealing with the agricultural seasons, and the Theogony, concerning the origin of the world and the genealogies of the gods
ˌHesiˈodic adj
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(ˈhi si əd, ˈhɛs i-)

fl. 8th century B.C., Greek poet.
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Noun1.Hesiod - Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC)
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The Boeotians, people of the class of which Hesiod represents himself to be the type, were essentially unromantic; their daily needs marked the general limit of their ideals, and, as a class, they cared little for works of fancy, for pathos, or for fine thought as such.
Though the poems of the Boeotian school (2) were unanimously assigned to Hesiod down to the age of Alexandrian criticism, they were clearly neither the work of one man nor even of one period: some, doubtless, were fraudulently fathered on him in order to gain currency; but it is probable that most came to be regarded as his partly because of their general character, and partly because the names of their real authors were lost.
More, however, is made of appearances by this class of persons than by the others; for they throw in the good opinion of the gods, and will tell you of a shower of benefits which the heavens, as they say, rain upon the pious; and this accords with the testimony of the noble Hesiod and Homer, the first of whom says, that the gods make the oaks of the just--
And the poets are the authorities to whom they appeal, now smoothing the path of vice with the words of Hesiod;--
According to the painter, in this iconographic journey through old stories, the sea is presented as the only hope in the work People o' Peace, as something unknown and as a source of life in the narrative of Aphrodite's myth of Hesiod.
Approaches to Greek Poetry: Home, Hesiod, Pindar, and Aeschylus in Ancient Exegesis
Any classics students who read their Homer and their Hesiod will know the Greek stories, whilst brilliant in their detail, depth and sense of epic It's rich, it's funny and once again you'll feel like you've learned a lot along the way.
From Hesiod, we learn she's the offspring of Hera and Zeus.
So far, two gifts by a company have been reported, both from Daniel Katz Ltd: a gilt-bronze writing casket to the Ashmolean and an album of drawings of compositions for a volume of Hesiod's Works and Days and Theogony designed by John Flaxman (to the British Museum) (Figs.
The cosmogony of Hesiod (Theogony 116-138) proceeds with four primordial forces, often discussed in terms of one-plus-three in view of their temporal precedence: Chaos (Chasm); Gaea (Earth); Tartarus (Underworld); Eros (Love).
According to Works and Days poem by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, she is the first Greek woman created on Earth by Zeus.
In this format, the work deliberately and playfully mimics the smug advice treatises of real ancient writers from as far back as Hesiod (Works and Days) to Columella (On Agriculture).