What a great story that Hesiod, a poet, passed down to us all.
To me Hesiod was the great satirist of the 7th century BC. A short piece attributed to him was "The War between Frogs and Mice." This story, it seems to me (I'm no expert), was a satire on Homer's Iliad. Yes a satire on the Iliad, with the main characters being frogs and mice.
Perhaps his Pandora's myth was also a bit of a satire!? This could indeed be a re-telling of the story of the wedding of Adam and Eve, the first royal couple. The first king and queen of inherited kingship. That is, a kingship that follows from father to son yet passing in the female line - the line of Lady Eva or Isis or ... It is general believed that such a kingship or such an idea of kingship was extablished about 3,000 BC.
The problem with such a practice may not have been the wedding - that might have been the best part but rather the succession from father to son - the problem of producing a suitable male heir - the problem of producing a male heir at all. What if there were three rough and tumble sons - what then...
I think by the 7th century, intelligent people began to questions whether such an idea of monarchy was a good idea at all. The Iliad would be instructive here, but so would be the Torah. The establishment of monarchy engendered 3,000 years of dynastic wars. they may not be over yet.
This is Hesiod's Pandora's box. I believe that in the first vocalization of this myth, the box, the alabasteros, contained the royal spikenard, not disease, not even hope. Monarchy was supposed to work for the benefit of all. But...
The box was prepared by Zeus and presented to Pandora by Hermes/Mercury on her wedding day to Epimetheus, son of Prometheus. Zeus was getting back at Prometheus for giving fire to mankind against his Zeus's wishes. So this myth was also a bit of satire on the god's themselves.
Did Hesiod really mean to blame women for all this trouble? Well he did say:
(ll. 373-375) Do not let a flaunting woman coax and cozen and deceive you: she is after your barn. The man who trusts womankind, trust deceivers. "Works and Days"
Oh well, he is a precurser of many modern ideas!
Have a great day!