Hesiod's Cosmos (Hardback)
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Short Description for Hesiod's Cosmos Reads Hesiod's poems as complementary halves of a whole embracing the divine and human cosmos.
- Published: 24 November 2003
- Format: Hardback 214 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521823920 ISBN 10: 0521823927
Full description for Hesiod's Cosmos
Hesiod's Cosmos offers a comprehensive interpretation of both the Theogony and the Works and Days and demonstrates how the two Hesiodic poems must be read together as two halves of an integrated whole embracing both the divine and the human cosmos. After first offering a survey of the structure of both poems, Professor Clay reveals their mutually illuminating unity by offering detailed analyses of their respective poems, their teachings on the origins of the human race and the two versions of the Prometheus myth. She then examines the role of human beings in the Theogony and the role of the gods in the Works and Days, as well as the position of the hybrid figures of monsters and heroes within the Hesiodic cosmos and in relation to the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women.