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He·si·od

 (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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Hesiod

(ˈhɛsɪˌɒd)
n
(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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He•si•od

(ˈhi si əd, ˈhɛs i-)

n.
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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On Hesiod, the Hesiodic poems and the problems which these offer see Rzach's most important article "Hesiodos" in Pauly-Wissowa, "Real-Encyclopadie" xv (1912).
Hesiodos se beskrywing van Herakles se skild is ooglopend op Homeros se beskrywing gebaseer, maar Vergilius het eeue later ook Homeros as basis vir sy beskrywing van Aeneas se skild geneem.
In die verband merk Burkert (2005:190) op dat Hefaistos volgens sekere variante van die mite, soos dit onder andere in Hesiodos se Teogonie voorkom, 'n premature maagdelike geboorte was.
(2.) 'n Junior tydgenoot van Homeros, Hesiodos, beskryf in sy werk Werke en Dae die verskillende tydperke waarin die mens se bestaan op aarde ingedeel word.