Theogony and Works and Days (Royal Collector's Edition) (Annotated) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) (Hardcover)
Theogony details Hesiod's interpretation of the origins of the world and of the gods, beginning with Chaos, Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros, and shows a special interest in genealogy. Embedded in Greek myth, there remain fragments of quite variant tales, hinting at the rich variety of myth that once existed.
Works and Days is a poem of over 800 lines which revolves around two general truths: labour is the universal lot of Man, but he who is willing to work will get by. The work lays out the five Ages of Man, as well as advice and wisdom, prescribing a life of honest labour and attacking idleness and unjust judges as well as the practice of usury.
This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.