The essay should use examples and arguments in favour of Hesiod being a posible philosophical text. Aratus and Nicander can also be used as examples but personally I believe Hesiod should be the prime focus as it does have philosophical tints on a more religious level.
Add a basic structure of what I think the essay should be like but of course you may k ow better. we have to use footnotes to reference so technically there can be more references than sources. The essay should use both primary texts and modern scholarship as sources.
How philosophy is defined then
Specify the traits that makes DRN philosophy vs regular didactic poetry (epicurean + instructions on approaches to life).
Implications for society and implications for our study of the texts.