The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Homeric Hymns A collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 Greek hymns often attributed in antiquity to Homer. The essays explore the literary qualities of the poems and their place within the historical and social contexts of ancient Greece.
- Published: 05 September 2011
- Format: Hardback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199589036 ISBN 10: 0199589038
- Sales rank: 1,051,662
Full description for The Homeric Hymns
This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and were frequently attributed in antiquity to Homer. After a general introduction to modern scholarship on the Homeric Hymns, the essays of the first part of the book examine in detail aspects of the longer narrative poems in the collection, while those of the second part give critical attention to the shorter poems and to the collection as a whole. The contributors to the volume present a wide range of stimulating views on the study of the Homeric Hymns, which have attracted much interest in recent years.