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Comprehensive information about Hesiod including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Hesiod (/ ' h i s i d / or / ' h s i d / ; Greek : sd, IPA / s i o ð o s / Esíodos ) was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. His is the first European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play. Ancient authors credited him and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (he is sometimes identified as the first economist ), archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time -keeping. This educational Hesiod resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one. Quote Right
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Quote Left Even though it's hard, it's easy. Quote Right
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Quote Left Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man. Quote Right
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Quote Left Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. Quote Right
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Quote Left I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint. Quote Right
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