Hesiod's Works and Days App


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#3 in my “Wisdom of the Ages” series. Substantially rebuilt it to use less screens and avoid annoying issues with out of memory errors when using multiple screens and embedded images. “Works and Days”, written by the poet Hesiod around 700 BCE, is the earliest known example of Greek didactic poetry (utilitarian as well as artistic), providing instruction on the agricultural arts, guidance on living a moral life, and advice on which days of the month to perform various activities. It thus offers a detailed view into the daily life of the ancient Greeks. It is also the source of several well known stories (Prometheus, Pandora, and the Five Ages of Man).