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Hesíodo

Hesíodo fue un poeta de la Antigua Grecia. Su datación en torno al año 700 a. C. es discutida.

Photo: Gustave Moreau, Unknown source / Public domain

Obras

Teogonía
Teogonía
Hesíodo

„Antes que todas las cosas, en un comienzo, fue el infinito Caos.“

—  Hesíodo, libro Teogonía

Libro I
Sobre el comienzo del universo (cosmogonía).
Teogonía

„It will not always be summer, build barns.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) Οὐκ αἰεὶ θέρος ἐσσεῖται· ποιεῖσθε καλιάς.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 503.

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„Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in their hearts the intelligence and wise counsel of all gods and all men.“

—  Hesiod

Original: (el) Ἠδ᾽ Ἔρος, ὃς κάλλιστος ἐν ἀθανάτοισι θεοῖσι,
λυσιμελής, πάντων δὲ θεῶν πάντων τ᾽ ἀνθρώπων
δάμναται ἐν στήθεσσι νόον καὶ ἐπίφρονα βουλήν.
Fuente: The Theogony (c. 700 BC), line 120.

„Do not seek evil gains; evil gains are the equivalent of disaster.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Gain not base gains; base gains are the same as losses.
Original: (el) μὴ κακὰ κερδαίνειν: κακὰ κέρδεα ἶσ᾽ ἀάτῃσιν
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 352; compare: "the gains of the wicked bring trouble", Book of Proverbs 15:6.

„Wealth should not be seized: god-given wealth is much better.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) Χρήματα δ᾽ οὐχ ἁρπακτά· θεόσδοτα πολλὸν ἀμείνω.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 320.

„Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent, but midways be sparing: it is poor saving when you come to the lees.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Variant translation: At the beginning of the cask and at the end take thy fill, but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom saving comes too late.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 368 (translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White).

„Work the work which the gods ordained for men, lest in bitter anguish of spirit you with your wife and children seek your livelihood amongst your neighbours, and they do not heed you.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) Ἐργάζευ, νήπιε Πέρση,
ἔργα, τά τ᾽ ἀνθρώποισι θεοὶ διετεκμήραντο,
μή ποτε σὺν παίδεσσι γυναικί τε θυμὸν ἀχεύων
ζητεύῃς βίοτον κατὰ γείτονας, οἳ δ᾽ ἀμελῶσιν.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 397.

„Neighbour vies with his neighbour as he hurries after wealth. This Strife is wholesome for men.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) ζηλοῖ δέ τε γείτονα γείτων
εἰς ἄφενος σπεύδοντ᾽· ἀγαθὴ δ᾽ Ἔρις ἥδε βροτοῖσιν.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 23.

„Only when he has suffered does the fool learn.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) Παθὼν δέ τε νήπιος ἔγνω.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 218.

„For in misery men grow old quickly.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) Αἶψα γὰρ ἐν κακότητι βροτοὶ καταγηράσκουσιν.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 93.

„Do not put your work off till to-morrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin.“

—  Hesiod, libro Works and Days

Original: (el) Μηδ᾽ ἀναβάλλεσθαι ἔς τ᾽ αὔριον ἔς τε ἔνηφιν·
οὐ γὰρ ἐτωσιοεργὸς ἀνὴρ πίμπλησι καλιὴν
οὐδ᾽ ἀναβαλλόμενος· μελέτη δὲ τὸ ἔργον ὀφέλλει·
αἰεὶ δ᾽ ἀμβολιεργὸς ἀνὴρ ἄτῃσι παλαίει.
Fuente: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 410.

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