A poet who lived in the Boeotian town of Ascra around 700 BC, making him more or less contemporaneous with Homer. Hesiod composed two long poems, the Theogony and Works and Days. In antiquity, other poems were ascribed to him, but their authenticity is doubted: they are generally considered to have been created by later poets. An important example of these later poems is the fragmentary Catalogue of Women (ca. sixth century BC).
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