The Homeric Hymns / Edition 2

The Homeric Hymns / Edition 2

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by Erwin Cook
     
 

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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:
869,156
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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