The Homeric Hymns / Edition 2

The Homeric Hymns / Edition 2

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by Erwin Cook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801879833

ISBN-13: 9780801879838

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

A rich source for students of Greek mythology and literature, the Homeric hymns are also fine poetry. Attributed by the ancients to Homer, these prooimia, or preludes, were actually composed over centuries and used by poets to prepare for the singing or recitation of longer portions of the Homeric epics. In his acclaimed translations of the hymns, Apostolos

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A rich source for students of Greek mythology and literature, the Homeric hymns are also fine poetry. Attributed by the ancients to Homer, these prooimia, or preludes, were actually composed over centuries and used by poets to prepare for the singing or recitation of longer portions of the Homeric epics. In his acclaimed translations of the hymns, Apostolos Athanassakis preserves the essential simplicity of the original Greek, offering a straightforward, line-by-line translation that makes no attempts to masquerade or modernize. For this long-awaited new edition, Athanassakis enhances his classic work with a comprehensive index, careful and selective changes in the translations themselves, and numerous additions to the notes which will enrich the reader's experience of these ancient and influential poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801879838
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
106
Sales rank:
344,735
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1Fragments of the hymn to Dionysos1
2To Demeter1
3To Apollon14
4To Hermes28
5To Aphrodite42
6To Aphrodite50
7To Dionysos50
8To Ares52
9To Artemis52
10To Aphrodite53
11To Athena53
12To Hera53
13To Demeter53
14To the mother of the Gods54
15To lion-hearted Herakles54
16To Asklepios54
17To the Dioskouroi54
18To Hermes55
19To Pan55
20To Hephaistos56
21To Apollon57
22To Poseidon57
23To Zeus57
24To Hestia57
25To the muses and Apollon57
26To Dionysos58
27To Artemis58
28To Athena59
29To Hestia59
30To Earth, mother of all60
31To Helios60
32To Selene61
33To the Dioskouroi62
To guest-friends62

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The Homeric Hymns 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AHatzakis More than 1 year ago
This translation is done with a full regard to the rhythms of the language!
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