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[hee-see-uh d, hes-ee-]
  1. fl. 8th century b.c., Greek poet.
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Related formsHe·si·od·ic [hee-see-od-ik, hes-ee-] /ˌhi siˈɒd ɪk, ˌhɛs i-/, adjective
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Historical Examples of hesiod

  • But they were in some danger of treating Homer and Hesiod as inspired scriptures.

    The Legacy of Greece


  • Said Periander, "Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage."

    Familiar Quotations

    John Bartlett

  • Orpheus, Hesiod, Homer, were the --the theologians of that age.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • According to Hesiod they were nine in number and presided over the arts.

  • The most ancient texts are the Iliad and the poems attributed to Hesiod.

British Dictionary definitions for hesiod


  1. 8th century bc, Greek poet and the earliest author of didactic verse. His two complete extant works are the Works and Days, dealing with the agricultural seasons, and the Theogony, concerning the origin of the world and the genealogies of the gods
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Derived FormsHesiodic, adjective
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