The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Hardcover | July 30, 2011

EditorAndrew Faulkner

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This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and were frequently attributed in antiquity to Homer. After a general introductionto modern scholarship on the Homeric Hymns, the essays of the first part of the book examine in detail aspects of the longer narrative poems in the collection, while those of the second part give critical attention to the shorter poems and to the collection as a whole. The contributors to the volumepresent a wide range of stimulating views on the study of the Homeric Hymns, which have attracted much interest in recent years.

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This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and were frequently attributed in antiquity to Homer. After a general introductionto modern scholarship on the Homeric Hymns, ...

Andrew Faulkner is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.09 inPublished:July 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Andrew Faulkner: Modern Scholarship on the Homeric Hymns: Foundational IssuesPart I2. Martin West: The First Homeric Hymn to Dionysus3. Nicholas Richardson: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Some Central Questions Revisited4. Mike Chappell: The Homeric Hymn to Apollo: The Question of Unity5. Athanassios Vergados: The Homeric Hymn to Hermes: Humour and Epiphany6. Pascale Brillet-Dubois: An Erotic Aristeia: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite and its Relation to the Iliadic Tradition7. Dominique Jaillard: The Seventh Homeric Hymn to Dionysus: An Epiphanic Sketch8. Oliver Thomas: The Homeric Hymn to PanPart II9. Andrew Faulkner: The Collection of Homeric Hymns: From the Seventh to the Third Centuries BC10. William D. Furley: Homeric and un-Homeric Hexameter Hymns: A Question of Type11. Jenny Clay: The Homeric Hymns as Genre12. Nancy Felson: Children of Zeus in the Homeric Hymns: Generational Succession13. Gregory Nagy: The Earliest Phases in the Reception of the Homeric Hymns14. Claude Calame: The Homeric Hymns as Poetic Offerings: Musical and Ritual Relationships with the Gods