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The Greek poet and historian Hesiodos (~750-680 BC) lived as a shepherd and farmer. Along with Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey", his works are the main source of Greek mythology as well as about the everyday life of his time. He is considered the founder of the didactic epic (teaching poem), He is considered one of the first authors to describe viticulture and agriculture in prose rather than in the lyrical form that was common at the time. In his main work, "Theogony", he explains in 1,022 verses the creation of the world and the origin of the Greek gods. In the peasant epic "Works and Days", he sings of the hard life of the mountain farmers in 828 verses. He advises the winegrowers: "Be sparing around the middle of the barrel, but at the opening and at the end drink as much as you like, it is not worth saving the lees".

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