Hesiod is generally considered to be the first written poet in the Western tradition to think of himself as an individual when he wrote . . Along with Homer, the seventh-century BC writer was credited by ancient authors with establishing Greek religious customs. And he’s also a prime source for modern scholars when it comes to researching Greek mythology and farming techniques, and he’s sometimes thought of as history’s first economist. What do his writings reveal about Hesiod the man and the times he lived in?