Chapman's Homeric Hymns and Other Homerica edited by Allardyce Nicoll ; with a new introduction by Stephen Scully.

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  • Princeton : Princeton University Press, op. 2008.
  • ©op. 2008.
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George Chapman's translations of Homer--immortalized by Keats's sonnet-- are the most famous in the English language. Swinburne praised their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." And the great critic George Saintsbury wrote, "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what the Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Homeric hymns. The hymns, believed to have been written not by Homer himself but by followers who emulated his style, are poems written to the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. The collection, originally titled by Chapman "The Crowne of all Homers Workes," also includes epigrams and poems attributed to Homer and known as "The Lesser Homerica," as well as his famous "The Battle of Frogs and Mice."
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  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • The Homeric Hymns and George Chapman’s Translation
  • Editor’s Introduction
  • To the Earle of Somerset
  • The Occasion of this Impos’d Crowne
  • Al The Hymnes Of Homer
  • An Hymne to Apollo
  • A Hymne to Hermes
  • A Hymne to Venus
  • To the Same
  • Bacchus, or The Pyrats
  • To Mars
  • To Diana
  • To Venus
  • To Pallas
  • To Juno
  • To Ceres
  • To the Mother of the Gods
  • To Lyon-Hearted Hercules
  • To Æsculapius
  • To Castor and Pollux
  • To Mercurie
  • To Pan
  • To Vulcan
  • To Phoebus
  • To Neptune
  • To Jove
  • To Vesta
  • To the Muses and Apollo
  • To Bacchus
  • To Vesta and Mercurie
  • To Earth the Mother of All
  • To the Sun
  • To the Moone
  • To Men of Hospitalitie
  • Batrachomyomachia
  • Certaine Epigramms And Other Poems Of Homer
  • To Cuma
  • In His Returne, to Cuma
  • Upon the Sepulcher of Midus
  • Cuma, Refusing His Off er t’Eternise Their State
  • An Assaie of His Begunne Iliads
  • To Thestor’s Sonne
  • To the Cittie Erythræa
  • To Mariners
  • The Pine The Pine
  • To Glaucus
  • Against the Samian Ministresse or Nunne
  • Written on the Counsaile Chamber
  • The Fornace, Call’d in to Sing by Potters
  • Eiresione, or The Olive Branch
  • To Certaine Fisher-Boyes Pleasing Him with Ingenious Riddles
  • Textual Notes
  • Commentary
  • Glossary
  • 1241256132
  • 1312727247
  • 10.1515/9780691227535
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