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Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.  - Hesiod
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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Poet

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.

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