In this new translation of Hesiod, acclaimed translator Barry B. Powell gives an accessible, modern verse rendering of these vibrant texts, essential to an understanding of early Greek myth and society. An exciting introduction to the culture of the ancient Greeks, The Poems of Hesiod is the definitive translation and guide for students and readers looking to experience the work of this influential poet, who ranks alongside Homer in Greek antiquity.
Praise for Barry B. Powell’s translation:
“Powell’s accurate but sparkling English renditions make this book the ideal place to begin reading Hesiod’s timeless classics.”—Ian Morris, Stanford University
“Powell’s translation is fresh, rich, and nuanced but never arcane or difficult to follow. Perfect for undergraduate students and anyone who loves Greek epic poetry.”—Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, The Ohio State University
“An exciting and most welcome new translation.”—Silvia Montiglio, Johns Hopkins University
Beautiful, color illustrations that bring Hesiod‘s words to life.
Substantial notes that clarify complex passages.
Maps to orient students to the places where events happened.
Genealogical charts alongside the text for seamless reading.
And a glossary/index with pronunciation of ancient names, brief annotations, and alternative spellings.
With a fresh translation and up-to-date introduction, charts and maps, substantial notes and beautiful images, Powell’s The Poems of Hesiod is the ideal book to teach with.