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Homeric Hymns. Homeric Apocrypha. Lives of Homer (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1
     

Homeric Hymns. Homeric Apocrypha. Lives of Homer (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

by Harvard University Press, Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University
 

ISBN-10: 0674996062

ISBN-13: 9780674996069

Pub. Date: 04/30/2003

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Performances of Greek epics customarily began with a hymn to a god or goddess--as Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days do. A collection of thirty-three such poems has come down to us from antiquity under the title "Hymns of Homer." This new Loeb Classical Library volume contains, in addition to the Hymns, fragments of five comic poems that were

Overview

Performances of Greek epics customarily began with a hymn to a god or goddess--as Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days do. A collection of thirty-three such poems has come down to us from antiquity under the title "Hymns of Homer." This new Loeb Classical Library volume contains, in addition to the Hymns, fragments of five comic poems that were connected with Homer's name in or just after the Classical period (but are not today believed to be by the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey). Here too is a collection of ancient accounts of the poet's life.

The Hymns range widely in length: two are over 500 lines long; several run only a half dozen lines. Among the longest are the hymn To Demeter, which tells the foundational story of the Eleusinian Mysteries; and To Hermes, distinctive in being amusing. The comic poems gathered as Homeric Apocrypha include Margites, the Battle of Frogs and Mice, and, for the first time in English, a fragment of a perhaps earlier poem of the same type called Battle of the Weasel and the Mice. The edition of Lives of Homer contains The Contest of Homer and Hesiod and nine other biographical accounts, translated into English for the first time.

Martin West's faithful and pleasing translations are fully annotated; his freshly edited texts offer new solutions to a number of textual puzzles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674996069
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series , #496
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,352,349
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations and Symbols

Homeric Hymns

Introduction

Sigla and Bibliography

Hymns

1. To Dionysus (fragments)

2. To Demeter

3. To Apollo

4. To Hermes

5. To Aphrodite

6. To Aphrodite

7. To Dionysus

8. To Ares

9. To Artemis

10. To Aphrodite

11. To Athena

12. To Hera

13. To Demeter

14. To the Mother of the Gods

15. To Heracles the Lionheart

16. To Asclepius

17. To the Dioscuri

18. To Hermes

19. To Pan

20. To Hephaestus

21. To Apollo

22. To Poseidon

23. To Zeus

24. To Hestia

25. To the Muses and Apollo

26. To Dionysus

27. To Artemis

28. To Athena

29. To Hestia

30. To Earth Mother of All

31. To Helios

32. To Selene

33. To the Dioscuri

32. Hymn fragment

Homeric Apocrypha

Introduction

Sigla and Bibliography

Texts

Margites

Cercopes

Epikichlides

The Battle of the Weasel and the Mice

The Battle of Frogs and Mice

Lives of Homer

Introduction

Select Bibliography

Lives

1. The Contest of Homer and Hesiod

2. (Pseudo-)Herodotus, On Homer's Origins, Date, and Life

3. (Pseudo-)Plutarch, On Homer (I)

4. (Pseudo-)Plutarch, On Homer (II)

5. From Proclus, Chrestomathy I

6. From Hesychius of Miletus, Index of Famous Authors

7. Anonymus I, Life of Homer (Vita Romana)

8. Anonymus II, The Lineage of Homer (Vita Scorialensis I)

9. Anonymus III (Vita Scorialensis II)

10. Appendix Romana

Index to the Homeric Hymns and Apocrypha

Index to the Lives of Homer

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