The Homeric Hymns

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 1862

'With fair-tressed Demeter, the sacred goddess, my song begins, With herself and her slim-ankled daughter, whom Aidoneus once Abducted...' Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with the two great epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey, but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times. The Homeric Hymns are now known to be the work of various poets working in the same tradition, probably during the seventh and sixth centuries BC. They honour the Greek gods, and recount some of the most attractive of the Greek myths. Four of them (Hymns 2-5) stand out by reason of their length and quality. The Hymn to Demeter tells what happened when Hades, lord of the dead, abducted Persephone, Demeter's daughter. The Hymn to Apollo describes Apollo's birth and the foundation of his Delphic oracle. In the Hymn to Hermes Apollo's cattle are stolen by a felonious infant - Hermes, god of thieves. In the Hymn to Aphrodite the goddess of love herself becomes infatuated with a mortal man, the Trojan prince Ankhises. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Homeric Hymns

Author: Michael Crudden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802408

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 159

View: 1849

The Homeric Hymns honor the Greek gods. Once attributed to Homer, it is now accepted that the hymns were composed by later poets working in the same tradition, probably during the seventh and sixth centuries BC. This volume offers a new faithful verse translation of all the hymns, ExplanatoryNotes, and a Glossary of Names.
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A Companion to Greek Rhetoric

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144433414X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 632

View: 4865

This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider–ranging topics such as rhetoric′s relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion Incorporates new material giving us fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric Discusses the idea of rhetoric and examines the status of rhetoric studies, present and future All quotations from ancient sources are translated into English
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The Cambridge Companion to Homer

Author: Robert Fowler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012461

Category: History

Page: 419

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A team of experts discuss Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," exploring their background and composition and their reception to the present day.
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The Homeric Hymns

Author: Michael Crudden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199240256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

View: 6893

The Homeric Hymns honor the Greek gods. Once attributed to Homer, it is now accepted that the hymns were composed by later poets working in the same tradition, probably during the seventh and sixth centuries BC. This volume offers a new faithful verse translation of all the hymns, Explanatory Notes, and a Glossary of Names.
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The Homeric Hymns

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911174

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 4193

Composed for recitation at festivals, these 33 songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods, and dramatise the moments when they first appear before mortals. Together they offer the most vivid picture we have of the Greek view of the relationship between the divine and human worlds.
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Gymnasium

Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und humanistische Bildung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6279

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The Homeric Hymns

Interpretative Essays

Author: Andrew Faulkner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199589038

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3268

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 introduction to 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 volume present 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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The Psychology of Abortion

Second Edition

Author: Ginette Paris

Publisher: Spring Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 72

View: 4756

Issues of life and death, love and responsibility are at the core of every religion. That is why the English translation of this book was originally published with the title THE SACRAMENT OF ABORTION, as it shows that the decision to abort may also spring from a religious feeling that it is the "right" thing to do, both physically and spiritually.
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Three Homeric Hymns

To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite

Author: Nicholas Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521451582

Category: History

Page: 272

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Specifically designed for upper-level students of these major narrative works of early Greek poetry.
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Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579335

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the bible, and New Age spiritualism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

Introduction, Text, and Commentary

Author: Andrew Faulkner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191553425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

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The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, which tells of the seduction of the shepherd Anchises by the love-goddess Aphrodite, has long been recognized as a masterpiece of early Western literature. This edition is designed as a reference tool to aid scholars and students in their study of the poem. The introduction and commentary deal with points of language appropriate to the specialist or student of Greek, but also with matters of literary interpretation of interest to the non-specialist reader.
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Einführung in die klassische Mythologie

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476004708

Category: History

Page: 236

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Antike Mythen verstehen. Die griechischen und römischen Mythen von Homer, Ovid, Vergil u. a. gehören zum Kernbestand der europäischen Kultur. Die fundierte Einführung liefert den historischen und theoretischen Hintergrund, beschreibt die zentralen Themen und Figuren der klassischen Mythologie und beleuchtet den kulturellen Kontext ihrer Entstehung im antiken Griechenland. Ausführlich werden die Mythentheorien und -interpretationen von der Antike bis zur Moderne behandelt.
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: Beryl Rawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
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Homer's Allusive Art

Author: Bruno Currie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198768826

Category:

Page: 368

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What kind of allusion is possible in a poetry derived from a centuries-long oral tradition, and what kind of oral-derived poetry are the Homeric epics? Comparison of Homeric epic with South Slavic heroic song has suggested certain types of answers to these questions, yet the South Slavic paradigm is neither straightforward in itself nor necessarily the only pertinent paradigm: Augustan Latin poetry uses many sophisticated and highly self-conscious techniques of allusion which can, this book contends, be suggestively paralleled in Homeric epic, and some of the same techniques of allusion can be found in Near Eastern poetry of the third and second millennia BC. By attending to these various paradigms, this challenging study argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history, broaching the question of whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion stretching from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, via the Iliad and Odyssey, to the Aeneid and Metamorphoses, despite the enormous disparities of time and place and of language and culture, including those represented by the cuneiform tablet, the papyrus roll, and by an oral performance culture. The fundamental methodological problems are explored through a series of interlocking case studies, treating of how the Odyssey conceivably alludes to the Iliad and also to earlier poetry on Odysseus' homecoming, the Iliad to earlier poetry on the Ethiopian hero Memnon, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to earlier poetry on Hades' abduction of Persephone, and early Greek epic to Mesopotamian mythological poetry, pre-eminently the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh.
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Helen of Troy

goddess, princess, whore

Author: Bettany Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

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Focusing on the 'real' Helen of Troy, this book re-constructs the context of life in the Bronze Age Greece for this pre-historic princess. Through the eyes of an aristocratic Mycenaean woman, it looks at the social and political minutiae that would have made Helen who she was. It unpacks the myths surrounding this enigmatic figure.
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Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 591

View: 4570

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Witchcraft Out of the Shadows

A Complete History

Author: Leo Ruickbie

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

View: 5251

A history of witchcraft, from ancient Greece to the present day, charts the rise and development of witchcraft and the modern religion of Wicca, examining how ideas concerning witchcraft took shape thousands of years ago in the myths and religions of the ancient world, why there was such conflict and violence over witchcraft during the era of the witch trials, and how Wicca has become one of the fastest growing modern religions.
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