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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 Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning. Quote Right
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Quote Left Even though it's hard, it's easy. Quote Right
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Quote Left There dwell the children of the dark Night, the dread gods Sleep and Death. Quote Right
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Quote Left He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe, and evil counsel on the counselor recoils. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. Quote Right
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