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Theogony and Works and Days Paperback – 11 December 2008

4.7 out of 5 stars 379 ratings
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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


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'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. 'The edition is admirably produced, mercifully free from misprints ... an edition with a stimulating Introduction, a very readable translation' JACT Review 'West ... has now produced fine translations of these poems into fresh, lively and eminently readable English. It must quickly establish itself as the translation for English-speaking readers.' Jennifer R. March, University College, London. Classical Review

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press UK; Reissue edition (11 December 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 019953831X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0199538317
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 13 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.05 x 1.02 x 12.7 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent translations
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classical Greek Poetry well translated.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very exciting - very informative.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful summary of the information available at the time
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