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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

son of Iapetus, associated with the origin of fire and with Hephaestus, developed by Hesiod into a figure of greater weight. The name was given the sense ‘Forethought’ by Hesiod, who added a contrasting figure Epimetheus (‘Thinking after the event’).... ...

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