Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze


Thinking about ancient Greek farming

Mule resting in the shade of an olive tree

Read the Greek poet Hesiod's account of ploughing and sowing in the Works and Days, 448-78. If that link does not work, copy the following link into your browser:

When does he recommend that fields should be ploughed and planted? Why?

To whom should the farmer pray for a good crop? Why these divinities?





Classical Studies
Cornell College

Last Update: October 24, 2009 4:12 pm
John Gruber-Miller