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Hesiod Volume II
Loeb Classical Library 503

The Shield. Catalogue of Women. Other Fragments

Hesiod

Edited and translated by Glenn W. Most

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HARDCOVER

$26.00 • £16.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674996236

Publication: March 2007

Loeb

448 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

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The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Read more about the site’s features »

This volume, which completes the new Loeb Classical Library edition of Hesiod, contains The Shield and extant fragments of other poems, including the Catalogue of Women, that were attributed to Hesiod in antiquity. None of these is now thought to be by Hesiod himself, but all have considerable literary and historical interest.

The Catalogue of Women is a systematic presentation in five books of a large number of Greek legendary heroes and episodes, organized according to the genealogy of the heroes’ mortal mothers. The Shield provides a Hesiodic counterpoint to the shield of Achilles in the Iliad, with Heracles as the protagonist.

The volume concludes with a comprehensive index to the complete edition.