A peasant on Helicon

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History Today
Vol. 9, no. 11 (November 1959), p. 729-735

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Towards the end of the 8th century BC Hesiod, a Boeotian farmer, wrote his poem known as The Works and Days. His cantankerous, radical, earthy views present a remarkable contrast to the stylised grandeur of the contemporary Homeric vision of Greek society