Hesiod Admonishing Perses

 
Series
The Theogony Works & Days & the Days of Hesiod
Artist
Engraver
Creation date
Publisher
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown
Materials
engraving on paper
Credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
Accession number
34.29C
Collection
Not Currently On View

Following up on the great success of his illustrations to Homer, Flaxman was encouraged to illustrate, in a similar manner, the two texts of Hesiod, Works and Days and Theogony.  These texts contain the most ancient literary descriptions of the origins of the Greek gods and the descent of man.  Works and Days is fashioned as a dialogue between Hesiod and his young brother Perses.

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