Hesiod Quotes (82 quotes)
Works and Days, line 346
“Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit.”
Theogony and Works and Days (2007 edition), Filiquarian Publishing, LLC. - ISBN: 9781599868561
“Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.”
Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica (2004 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781420905250
“But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.”
Works and Days and the Theogony (2004 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781420905243
“For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.”
Homeric Hymns (1914 edition)
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Bio: Hesiod was a Greek oral poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. His is the first European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play. Ancient authors credited him and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs.