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However, Hesiod's extant work comprises didactic poems in which he went out of his way to let his audience in on a few details of his life.
There are three explicit references in Works and Days, as well as some passages in his Theogony that support inferences made by scholars.
The other tradition, first mentioned in an epigram by Chersias of Orchomenus written in the 7th century BC (within a century or so of Hesiod's death) claims that Hesiod lies buried at Orchomenus, a town in Boeotia.
According to Aristotle's Constitution of Orchomenus, when the Thespians ravaged Ascra, the villagers sought refuge at Orchomenus, where, following the advice of an oracle, they collected the ashes of Hesiod and set them in a place of honour in their agora, next to the tomb of Minyas, their eponymous founder.
Eventually they came to regard Hesiod too as their "hearth-founder" ( Greeks in the late fifth and early 4th centuries BC considered their oldest poets to be Orpheus, Musaeus, Hesiod and Homer—in that order.