The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Hardcover | February 23, 2017

EditorAndrew Faulkner, Athanassios Vergados, Andreas Schwab

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The Reception of the Homeric Hymns is a collection of original essays exploring the reception of the Homeric Hymns and other early hexameter poems in the literature and scholarship of the first century BC and beyond. Although much work has been done on the Hymns over the past few decades, and despite their importance within the Western literary tradition, their influence on authors after the fourth century BC has so far received relatively little attention and there remains much to explore, particularly in thearea of their reception in later Greco-Roman literature and art. This volume aims to address this gap in scholarship by discussing a variety of Latin and Greek texts and authors across the late Hellenistic, Imperial, and Late Antique periods, including studies of major Latin authors, such as Virgil,Horace, and Ovid, and Byzantine authors writing in classicizing verse. While much of the book deals with classical reception of the Hymns, including looking beyond the textual realm to their influence on art, the editors and contributors have extended its scope to include discussion of Italian literature of the fifteenth century, German scholarship of the nineteenthcentury, and the English Romantic poets, demonstrating the enduring legacy of the Homeric Hymns in the literary world.

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The Reception of the Homeric Hymns is a collection of original essays exploring the reception of the Homeric Hymns and other early hexameter poems in the literature and scholarship of the first century BC and beyond. Although much work has been done on the Hymns over the past few decades, and despite their importance within the Western...

Andrew Faulkner is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Athanassios Vergados is Professor of Classics at Heidelberg University. Andreas Schwab is Assistant Professor of Classics at Heidelberg University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198728786

ISBN - 13:9780198728788

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1. Andrew Faulkner, Andreas Schwab, Athanassios Vergados: IntroductionNarrative and Art2. Jenny Strauss Clay: Visualizing Divinity: the Reception of the Homeric Hymns in Greek Vase PaintingLatin Literature3. James Clauss: The Hercules and Cacus Episode in Augustan Literature: Engaging the Homeric Hymn to Hermes in Light of Callimachus' and Apollonius' Reception4. Stephen Harrison: The Homeric Hymns and Horatian Lyric5. John F. Miller: Ovid's Bacchic Helmsman and Homeric Hymn 76. Alison Keith: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite in Ovid and Augustan Literature7. Jason Nethercut: Hercules and Apollo in Ovid's MetamorphosesImperial and Late Antique Literature8. Polyxeni Strolonga: The Homeric Hymns turn into Dialogues: Lucian's Dialogues of the Gods9. Athanassios Vergados: The Reception of the Homeric Hymns in Aelius Aristides10. Jose B. Torres: The Homeric Hymns, Cornutus, and the Mythographical Stream11. Robbert M. van den Berg: The Homeric Hymns in Late Antiquity: Proclus and the Hymn to Ares12. Gianfranco Agosti: Praising the God(s): Homeric Hymns in Late AntiquityByzantine Literature13. Christos Simelidis: On the Homeric Hymns in Byzantium14. Andrew Faulkner: Theodoros Prodromos' Historical Poems: a Hymnic Celebration of John II KomnenosRenaissance and Modern Literature15. Oliver Thomas: Homeric and/or Hymns: Some Fifteenth-Century Approaches16. M. Elisabeth Schwab: The Re-Birth of Venus: the Homeric Hymns to Aphrodite and Poliziano's Stanze17. Nicholas Richardson: 'Those miraculous effusions of genius': the Homeric Hymns Seen through the Eyes of English Poets18. Andreas Schwab: The Reception of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter in Romantic Heidelberg: J. H. Voss and 'the Eleusinian Document'