Zeus In Works And Days By Hesiod

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In the poem called Works and Days, written by an ancient Greek poet Hesiod, a god named Prometheus gives mankind the gift of fire without the consent of Zeus. This infuriates Zeus, which results him to punish Prometheus by inflicting him with eternal pain. Not only did Zeus punish Prometheus, but he also penalized mankind. In Hesiod's poem, it mentions, "The price for the stolen fire will be a gift of evil to charm the hearts of all men as they hug their own doom" (45). I found this statement to be ironic, because it basically meant that he created women and brought them into the world as a form of punishment to humanity. Another statement that struck me the most was "...a woman does not represent evil but accidentally brings evil into

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