Hesiod

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Hesiod (/ˈhsiəd, ˈhɛsiəd/;[1] Greek: Ἡσίοδος Hēsíodos) was an ancient Greek poet generally thought to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer.[2][3] He is generally regarded by western authors as 'the first written poet in the Western tradition to regard himself as an individual persona with an active role to play in his subject.'[4] Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs.[5] Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought,[6] archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping.

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Hesiod
Native name
Ἡσίοδος
Bornfl.750 BC
Cyme, Aeolis
(now Aliağa, İzmir, Turkey)
Occupation
  • Poet
  • philosopher
  • farmer
LanguageAncient Greek
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