Hesiod's Theogony (Paperback)

By Hesiod, Richard Caldwell (Translator)

Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, 9780941051002, 129pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1987



This translation contains an introduction, commentary and interpretive essay and well as numerous notes and annotations to provide the history and background of the epic, and the mythological context in which it is placed. Hesiod's straightforward account of family conflict among the gods is the best and earliest evidence of what the ancient Greeks believed about the beginning of the world. Includes Hesiod's "Works and Days," lines 1-201, and material from the Library of Apollodorus.

About the Author

Richard Caldwell (deceased) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. His PhD was from the University of Texas and he specialized in both the Classics and psychoanalysis. He wrote the popular transation of Hesiod's "Theogony" and a prose translation of Vergil's "Aeneid."