History Literature / WorksAndDays

30th Apr '16 4:24:32 AM Silverblade2
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* Quite a few [[AnAesop Aesops]]:
** CheatersNeverProsper: And the best way not to be a cheater is to work hard and mind one's own business.
** CountryMouse: It's better to stay in one's native village and be content with what possibilities it offers than to become a warrior or a sailor and risk Dangerous Adventures.
** CuriosityKilledTheCast: Curiously, Pandora is not explicitly said to have opened the jar out of curiosity - but Hesiod strongly discourages Perses to check what is behind his native land.
** LoveMakesYouDumb: Hesiod warns Perses not to fall in love in his wife, whoever she'll be, as this may lead to trusting her, which is bound to be disastrous.
** MightMakesRight: Hesiod's story about hawk and nightingale serves as a disillusionment.


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* CheatersNeverProsper: And the best way not to be a cheater is to work hard and mind one's own business.
* CountryMouse: It's better to stay in one's native village and be content with what possibilities it offers than to become a warrior or a sailor and risk Dangerous Adventures.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: Curiously, Pandora is not explicitly said to have opened the jar out of curiosity - but Hesiod strongly discourages Perses to check what is behind his native land.


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* LoveMakesYouDumb: Hesiod warns Perses not to fall in love in his wife, whoever she'll be, as this may lead to trusting her, which is bound to be disastrous.
* MightMakesRight: Hesiod's story about hawk and nightingale serves as a disillusionment.
29th Feb '16 3:11:03 AM jormis29
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Pandora's jar.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: [[PandorasBox Pandora's jar.jar]].
15th Feb '16 3:05:15 PM eroock
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--> ''Take nothing to eat or to wash with from uncharmed pots, for in them there is mischief.'' - v. 748.

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--> ''Take -> ''"Take nothing to eat or to wash with from uncharmed pots, for in them there is mischief.'' - "''
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v. 748.
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19th Jul '15 6:32:42 PM Fireblood
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** CuriosityKilledTheCast: Curiously, Pandora is not explicitly told to have opened the jar out of curiosity - but Hesiod strongly discourages Perses to check what is behind his native land.

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** CuriosityKilledTheCast: Curiously, Pandora is not explicitly told said to have opened the jar out of curiosity - but Hesiod strongly discourages Perses to check what is behind his native land.



* NarrativePoem: And a one [[OlderThanFeudalism really old]].

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* NarrativePoem: And a one A [[OlderThanFeudalism really old]].old one]].
10th Mar '15 9:27:30 PM nombretomado
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** TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks (only without comic books).
** TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks (again, no comic books involved).

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** TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks (only without comic books).
** TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks (again, no comic books involved).
8th Jan '14 3:20:31 AM LongLiveHumour
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* SiblingYinYang: The two [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Strifes]]. One of them (the Yang one) appears in the [[Literature/{{Theogony}} sister-poem]] of ''Works and Days'', describing in detail how blue her blood was; this supports Hesiod's stance that, actually, the evil goddess Strife is accompanied by the much nicer Ambition. This is the same trick that {{Plato}} used in ''Literature/{{Symposium}}'' to explain the difference between love and sex. (Perses and Hesiod themselves can also be seen as fitting the pattern.)

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* SiblingYinYang: The two [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Strifes]]. One of them (the Yang one) appears in the [[Literature/{{Theogony}} sister-poem]] of ''Works and Days'', describing in detail how blue her blood was; this supports Hesiod's stance that, actually, the evil goddess Strife is accompanied by the much nicer Ambition. This is the same trick that {{Plato}} Creator/{{Plato}} used in ''Literature/{{Symposium}}'' to explain the difference between love and sex. (Perses and Hesiod themselves can also be seen as fitting the pattern.)
9th Nov '12 4:03:55 PM TVRulezAgain
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* HeManWomanHater: One may wonder whether Hesiod had met someone fitting the legendary portrayal of Xanthippe, as more than once he advises Perses not to trust women, no matter what. He also tells him to marry as young a girl as possible in order to [[FairForItsDay bring her up according to his wishes]], and to [[CompleteMonster expel the inefficient pregnant servants]] at the most busy time of the year.

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* HeManWomanHater: One may wonder whether Hesiod had met someone fitting the legendary portrayal of Xanthippe, as more than once he advises Perses not to trust women, no matter what. He also tells him to marry as young a girl as possible in order to [[FairForItsDay bring her up according to his wishes]], and to [[CompleteMonster expel the inefficient pregnant servants]] servants at the most busy time of the year.
12th Aug '12 7:57:24 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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[[AncientGreece Once upon a time]] (in the 7th century BC) there were two brothers: one industrious and intelligent (to the point that he learned to compose narrative poems in epic hexameter when there was nothing to do in the field), but the other lazy and silly. The latter, surprisingly, managed to bribe the local judges and was given the vast majority of land at the cost of his brother's part - only to waste it hopelessly because of his laziness and incompetence. On this occasion his hard-working sibling wrote for him a long advice in the form of a poem, containing some [[AnAesop moral precepts]], two or three mythical parables, and quite a lot of hints concerning the art of husbandry. This poem is now known as ''Works and Days'', and whole generations of classical scholars cannot agree whether lazy Perses actually existed or was it only a literary device of {{Hesiod}} to show the disastrous effects of foolishness. For the purpose of the list of tropes below let us assume that the former option is true.

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[[AncientGreece Once upon a time]] (in the 7th century BC) there were two brothers: one industrious and intelligent (to the point that he learned to compose narrative poems in epic hexameter when there was nothing to do in the field), but the other lazy and silly. The latter, surprisingly, managed to bribe the local judges and was given the vast majority of land at the cost of his brother's part - only to waste it hopelessly because of his laziness and incompetence. On this occasion his hard-working sibling wrote for him a long advice in the form of a poem, containing some [[AnAesop moral precepts]], two or three mythical parables, and quite a lot of hints concerning the art of husbandry. This poem is now known as ''Works and Days'', and whole generations of classical scholars cannot agree whether lazy Perses actually existed or was it only a literary device of {{Hesiod}} Creator/{{Hesiod}} to show the disastrous effects of foolishness. For the purpose of the list of tropes below let us assume that the former option is true.
14th Mar '12 12:56:03 PM LordGro
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* SiblingYinYang: The two [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Strifes]]. One of them (the Yang one) appears in the [[Literature/{{Theogony}} sister-poem]] of ''Works and Days'', describing in detail how blue her blood was; this supports Hesiod's stance that, actually, the evil goddess Strife is accompanied by the much nicer Ambition. This is the same trick that {{Plato}} used in ''{{Symposium}}'' to explain the difference between love and sex. (Perses and Hesiod themselves can also be seen as fitting the pattern.)

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* SiblingYinYang: The two [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Strifes]]. One of them (the Yang one) appears in the [[Literature/{{Theogony}} sister-poem]] of ''Works and Days'', describing in detail how blue her blood was; this supports Hesiod's stance that, actually, the evil goddess Strife is accompanied by the much nicer Ambition. This is the same trick that {{Plato}} used in ''{{Symposium}}'' ''Literature/{{Symposium}}'' to explain the difference between love and sex. (Perses and Hesiod themselves can also be seen as fitting the pattern.)
4th Feb '12 2:41:40 AM LordGro
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* SiblingRivalry: so epic it would be CainAndAbel, if not for the fact that Perses is more stupid than really evil.

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* SiblingRivalry: so So epic it would be CainAndAbel, if not for the fact that Perses is more stupid than really evil.
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