"This is a very welcome publication, an authoritative translation of a major greek author at a reasonable price. Essential reading for classicists."--J. G. Hourie, Dept. of Classics, University of Edinburgh
"Readers who have no previous knowledge of Hesoid will find this an extremely accessible book, written in such a way that the non-specialist will be able to read, follow and enjoy these works. This is in part due to Professor West's excellent translations and partly due to his real and profound interest in his subject, which is further reflectd by a most informative and useful introduction."--The Greek Rreview
"So much better than the corresponding Penguin translation of Hesiod. The introduction is splendid."--P. Walcot, University College, Cardiff
"...An edition with a stimulating Introduction, a very readable translation."--JACT Review
About the Author
Hesiod, the early Greek poet and rhapsode who presumably lived around 700 BCE, serves as a major source for knowledge of Greek mythology, farming techniques, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping. M.L. West is a Professor of Greek at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.