Penguin Classics: March 2018
A new verse translation by award-winning poet Alicia Stallings of one of the foundational works of ancient Greece TLS BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018, selected by Rachel Hadas and Emily Wilson
The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days
is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora's box and humanity's decline since the Golden ... View More...