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The Homeric Hymns (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with Homer's two great epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times. The Homeric Hymns are now known to be the work of various poets working in the same tradition, probably during the seventh and sixth centuries BC. They honor the Greek gods, and recount some of the most attractive of the Greek myths. Four of them (Hymns 2-5) stand out by reason of their length and quality. The Hymn to Demeter tells what happened when Hades, lord of the dead, abducted Persephone, Demeter's daughter. The Hymn to Apollo describes Apollo's birth and the foundation of his Delphic oracle. In the Hymn to Hermes Apollo's cattle are stolen by a felonious infant--Hermes, the god of thieves. In the Hymn to Aphrodite the goddess of love herself becomes infatuated with a mortal man, the Trojan prince Ankhises.

This volume offers a faithful verse translation of all the hymns, Explanatory Notes, and a Glossary of Names.

Synopsis:

Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with the two great epics of Homer, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times. This text translates four such hymns now known to be the work of various poets.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxv]-xxviii) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802408
Translator:
Crudden, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Translator:
Crudden, Michael
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Crudden, Michael
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Gods, Greek
Subject:
Hymns, Greek (Classical)
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20020829
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
188
Dimensions:
7.66x5.64x.51 in. .34 lbs.

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Product details 188 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192802408 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with the two great epics of Homer, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times. This text translates four such hymns now known to be the work of various poets.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxv]-xxviii) and index.
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