If you already have some familiarity with Hesiods two best-known works and you want to know more about the rest of the Hesiodic corpus and about the ancient reception of this canonical figure, then Mosts new Loeb books will be essential. Most makes various important corrections and improvements in his translation We may look back to Hesiods poetry as representative of a cultural Golden Age when it was possible for a single work of literature to encompass the whole of traditional wisdom: high and low, ancient and modern, philosophical and poetic, practical and metaphysical. Perhaps even our Age of Iron could learn from him. -- Emily Wilson * New Republic *
Glenn W. Most is Visiting Professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.