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Homeric Hymns - Unknown, Jules Cashford, Nicholas Richardson
Homeric Hymns
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From the abduction of Persephone by Hades to Hermes' theft of Apollo's cattle, the Homeric Hymns recount some of the most compelling and significant episodes in Greek mythology. They were recited at festivals to honor the Olympian gods and goddesses, to pray for divine favor, and for victory in... show more
From the abduction of Persephone by Hades to Hermes' theft of Apollo's cattle, the Homeric Hymns recount some of the most compelling and significant episodes in Greek mythology. They were recited at festivals to honor the Olympian gods and goddesses, to pray for divine favor, and for victory in singing contests. They stand now as works of great poetic force, full of grace and lyricism, ranging in tone from irony to solemnity, ebullience to grandeur. Enhanced with an informative introduction that explores the hymns' authorship, performance, literary qualities, and influence on later writers, this collection gives an intriguing view of the ancient Greek relationship between humans and the divine.Author Biography: Jules Cashford writes and lectures on mythology and is the author of The Myth of the Goddess. Nicholas Richardson is a fellow in English at Merton College, Oxford.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140437829 (0140437827)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
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Syahira's Literary Obsession
Syahira's Literary Obsession rated it
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There are two well-known Hymns in Homeric Hymns collection which are Hymns for Demeter and Apollo which are two very different story from one another. There are also incoherent pieces of poems which are included in my copy of Homeric Hymns but I would rather prefer reading it accompanied with notes....
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