Iron Age Hesiod’s Age Another to come? Toil, Distress, God-given Troubles Mix of Good & Evil
End of Iron Age? Degenerate Race: children born with gray hair. No family resemblance - ? No spirit of hospitality No friendship No fraternal feelings...(still male-centered) No "honor thy father and mother"...(mother still the only woman around)
Signs of End Times Breakdown of virtues which hold family and society together. Might is right...Fist-law - Zeus as king? Honor for criminal & miscreant, No regard for truthful, worthy, righteous man. Lies & False Oaths of villain triumph over honest man. End Near???
Hesiod and Perses Lies False Oaths Loss of Brotherly Love Triumph of villainous Perses over honest Hesiod