Work and Days

Work and Days is a didactic poem of some 800 verses written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BC. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmers almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the agricultural arts. Scholars have seen this work against a background of agrarian crisis in mainland Greece, which inspired a wave of colonial expeditions in search of new land. In the poem Hesiod also offers his brother extensive moralizing advice on how he should live his life.
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    valeria list / guzmánhas quotedlast year
    Aristophanes in the Frogs declares that both of them gave the Greeks much of their technical knowledge — Homer of how to train men of war, Hesiod of how to farm-
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