c.753 ? - c.680 BC
Greek Poet

Hesiod was the first major Greek poet after Homer and the first of mainland Greece whose works survived until today.

The seriousness of Hesiod served as a counterpart to the more glamorous poetry of Homer.

Two of his complete epics have survived, the 'Theogony' in which Hesiod tried to solve conflicting accounts of the Greek gods, and the 'Works and Days', describing peasant life.

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