Hesiod (Hesiodos, Ἡσίοδος) was an Ancient Greek poet. He is probably the second Greek poet whose work has survived; like Homer, his dates are not known for certain. As with Homer, there are numerous legends, none of which are supported by hard evidence. He may have lived around 700 BC in Askra in Boeotia, as a farmer. Today his writings are one of the main sources for Greek mythology, and everyday life in Ancient Greece, such as farming techniques, astronomy and ancient time-keeping. The complete surviving works were published in 1493, and by Aldus Manutius in 1495.
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- Works by Hesiod at Project Gutenberg
- Web texts taken from Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica, edited and translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, published as Loeb Classical Library #57, 1914, ISBN 0-674-99063-3:
- Scanned text at the Internet Archive, in PDF and DjVu format
- Perseus Classics Collection: Greek and Roman Materials: Text: Hesiod Greek texts and English translations for Works and Days, Theogony, and Shield of Heracles with additional notes and cross links.
- Versions of the electronic edition of Evelyn-White's English translation edited by Douglas B. Killings, June 1995:
- Project Gutenberg plain text.
- Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE: The Online Medieval and Classical Library: Hesiod Archived 2004-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Sacred Texts: Classics: The Works of Hesiod (Theogony and Works and Days only)
- Hesiod and the Arcadian theme in the paintings Shepherds of Arcadia – Et in Arcadia Ego