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Published: 08 October 2015

288 Pages | 11 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190253967

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Hesiod's Theogony

From Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Stephen Scully

  • A fresh reading of Hesiod's Theogony as a hymn to Zeus and a political portrait of an idealized polity
  • An analysis of Theogony in relation to Near Eastern creation stories and to Genesis
  • An exploration of the Theogony's reception in the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Plato, and later classical and post-classical authors up to Milton