The Homeric hymns [electronic resource] : interpretative essays / edited by Andrew Faulkner.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
1 online resource (417 p.)


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"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 intereset in recent years"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket.
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  • Introduction : Modern scholarhip on the 'Homeric Hymns' : foundational issues / Andrew Faulkner
  • Part 1. The first 'Homeric Hymn' to Dionysus / Martin West ; The 'Homeric Hymn to Demeter' : some central questions revisited / Nicholas Richardson ; The 'Homeric Hymn to Apollo' : the question of unity / Mike Chappell ; The 'Homeric Hymn to Hermes' : humour and epiphany / Athanassios Vergados ; An erotic 'Aristeia' : the 'Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite' and its relation to the Iliadic tradition / Pascale Brillet-Dubois ; The seventh 'Homeric Hymn' to Dionysus : an epiphanic sketch / Dominique Jaillard ; The 'Homeric Hymn to Pan' / Oliver Thomas --
  • (cont.) Part 2. The collection of 'Homeric Hymns' : from the seventh to the third centuries BC / Andrew Fauklner ; Homeric and un-Homeric hexameter hymns : a question of type / William D. Furley ; The 'Homeric Hymns' as genre / Jenny Clay ; Children of Zeus in the 'Homeric Hymns' : generational succession / Nancy Felson ; The earliest phases in the reception of the 'Homeric Hymns' / Gregory Nagy ; The 'Homeric Hymns' as poetic offerings : musical and ritual relationships with the gods / Claude Calame.
  • 1-283-26536-2
  • 9786613265364
  • 0-19-161838-1
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