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Hesiod

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Definition Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC)
  • It was in a time that predates Hesiod or Homer.
  • What would not a man give if he might converse with Orpheus and Musaeus and Hesiod and Homer?
    Plato  --  The Apology
  • The lines are taken from a translation of Works and Days, by the Greek poet, Hesiod.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 37 As known to the Greeks, this story is rendered by Hesiod in his account of the separation of Ouranos (Father Heaven) from Gaia (Mother Earth).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • This was a little cruel sometimes, when the back of what was cut out might be as innocent as Hesiod.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • When he is overcome by the mysteries of the universe he turns to physics, not to Hesiod's hexameters.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I have also done some Hesiod, a little scrap of Thucydides, and a lot of the Greek Testament....
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • As she fell, Annabeth thought about Hesiod, the old Greek poet who'd speculated it would take nine days to fall from earth to Tartarus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Around 700 B.C., much of the Greek mythology was written down by Homer and Hesiod.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Hesiod, Theogony, 744 ff.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • What Were The Daemons Of The Ancients What kind of things they were, to whom they attributed the name of Daemons, appeareth partly in the Genealogie of their Gods, written by Hesiod, one of the most ancient Poets of the Graecians; and partly in other Histories; of which I have observed some few before, in the 12.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Their shared patterns of phrasing and storytelling point to a common tradition behind them, as do the songs of Hesiod, who lived around 700 B.C.: Hesiod uses the same meter as the Homeric poems, he shares much of their artificial poetic diction, and the stories he tells of early gods and heroes dovetail in many cases with the personnel of Trojan epics.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She hoped Hesiod was wrong.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Their shared patterns of phrasing and storytelling point to a common tradition behind them, as do the songs of Hesiod, who lived around 700 B.C.: Hesiod uses the same meter as the Homeric poems, he shares much of their artificial poetic diction, and the stories he tells of early gods and heroes dovetail in many cases with the personnel of Trojan epics.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • From Hesiod's poem to Nyx, the Greek personification of night: "There also stands the gloomy house of Night; ghastly clouds shroud it in darkness.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • 13 A final tale, recounted in part by Hesiod but ignored by Homer, explains why the Greeks are at Troy, for no less a reader of The Iliad than Pope admitted that "the reader ... is apt to wonder at the Greeks for endeavouring to recover her at such an expense.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • ...preluding thee, America, Old chants, Egyptian priests, and those of Ethiopia, The Hindu epics, the Grecian, Chinese, Persian, The Biblic books and prophets, and deep idyls of the Nazarene, The Iliad, Odyssey, plots, doings, wanderings of Eneas, Hesiod, Eschylus, Sophocles, Merlin, Arthur, The Cid, Roland at Roncesvalles, the Nibelungen, The troubadours, minstrels, minnesingers, skalds, Chaucer, Dante, flocks of singing birds, The Border Minstrelsy, the bye-gone ballads, feudal tales,...
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass

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