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Homeric Hymns / Edition 1
     

Homeric Hymns / Edition 1

by Sarah Ruden, Sheila Murnaghan
 

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ISBN-10: 0872207250

ISBN-13: 9780872207257

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

In this new translation of the Homeric Hymns, Sarah Ruden employs a melodious and flexible non-rhyming line of eleven syllables, offering a close approximation of Greek hexameter verse in natural English rhythms. The result is a Homeric Hymns marked by its accuracy, simplicity, and economy of movement.

Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction situates the

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In this new translation of the Homeric Hymns, Sarah Ruden employs a melodious and flexible non-rhyming line of eleven syllables, offering a close approximation of Greek hexameter verse in natural English rhythms. The result is a Homeric Hymns marked by its accuracy, simplicity, and economy of movement.

Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction situates the Hymns within the mythological and performative traditions that gave rise to them. Focusing on the longer Hymns, she perceptively illuminates these oddly charming and sometimes grave accounts of "defining episodes in the evolution of the cosmos."

Notes and a Glossary of Names are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207257
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
823,763
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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