Definition of Hesiod

1. Noun. Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC).

Generic synonyms: Poet

Definition of Hesiod

1. Proper noun. An ancient Greek poet and a rhapsodist. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hesiod

Hertwig's sheath
Hertzian wave
Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Hervey Bay
Herxheimer's reaction
Heschl's gyri
Hesperian epoch
Hesperiphona vespertina
Hesperis matronalis
Hess' law
Hess' test
Hess screen

Literary usage of Hesiod

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"as to hesiod and Homer, I judge them to have been four hundred years ... hesiod, however, is a younger member of that school; probably a century later than ..."

2. The Fortnightly Review (1875)
"hesiod, though he belongs to the first age of Greek literature, and ranks among ... Like Homer, hesiod is inspired by the Muses: alone, upon Mount Helicon, ..."

3. A History of Greek Literature: From the Earliest Period to the Death of by Frank Byron Jevons (1894)
"When Alexander the Great said that Homer was reading for kings, hesiod for ... The contempt for hesiod implied in the judgment is perhaps too strong, ..."

4. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"Each recited passages from his greatest work: Homer, from the Iliad ; hesiod, from the Works and Days ; and hesiod triumphed. hesiodic epos is represented, ..."

5. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by William Young Sellar (1883)
"In the Georgics he professes to find his own prototype in hesiod:— ... Though hesiod can scarcely have taken the highest rank as a poet, yet a peculiar ..."

6. A Short History of Greek Literature from Homer to Julian by Wilmer Cave France Wright (1907)
"CHAPTER IV hesiod BY the Greeks of the classical period Homer and hesiod were ... hesiod taught agriculture. But the contrast of the Ionian epos and the ..."

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