Three Homeric Hymns

To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite

Author: Nicholas Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521451582

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2363

Specifically designed for upper-level students of these major narrative works of early Greek poetry.


Leben – Werk – Wirkung

Author: Antonios Rengakos,Bernhard Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476053180

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 5529

Homers Epen Ilias und Odyssee stehen am Anfang der abendländischen Schriftkultur. Ihre Wirkung auf die Literaturen Europas ist unschätzbar. Das Handbuch fasst den aktuellen Forschungsstand zusammen, gibt einen Einblick in die historischen und kulturellen Hintergründe und untersucht die bis heute andauernden literarischen Nachwirkungen der homerischen Epen. Alle wesentlichen Themen der Homerforschung kommen zur Sprache: Erzähltechnik, Sprache, Metrik, orientalische Quellen, Textüberlieferung, Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst, Film u. v. a.

The "Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite" and Related Texts

Text, Translation and Commentary

Author: S. Douglas Olson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110260743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

View: 7820

The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (600s BCE?) tells the story of a brief encounter between the goddess of love and the cowherd Anchises, which led to the birth of the Trojan hero Aeneas. Less than 300 lines long, it is among the shortest of the so-called ‘major Homeric Hymns’, but is nonetheless richly and beautifully conceived and narrated. This book offers a complete text of the poem and of nine related ‘minor Hymns’, based on a fresh examination of the manuscripts. Also offered are a translation; a substantial introduction, which treats inter alia the problem of dating early Greek epic poetry; and a narratologically-oriented commentary.

Homeric Hymns

Author: Sarah Ruden

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872207257

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 5944

Poet and translator Sarah Ruden offers a sparkling new translation of one of our prime sources for archaic Greek mythology, ritual, cosmology, and psychology.

The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Author: Andrew Faulkner,Athanassios Vergados,Andreas Schwab

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191086967

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 450

View: 7743

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 the area 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 nineteenth century, and the English Romantic poets, demonstrating the enduring legacy of the Homeric Hymns in the literary world.

The Homeric Hymns

Author: Michael Crudden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802408

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 159

View: 5056

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.

The Greek World 479-323 BC

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831258

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 377

The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.

The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

Introduction, Text, and Commentary

Author: Andrew Faulkner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191553425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 7849

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.

The Homeric Hymns

Author: Diane J. Rayor

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239937

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 2387

"This translation beautifully captures the style of the Homeric Hymns, at once pictorial and flowing. With an art that conceals art, Rayor finds the right euphonious language: accurate, vibrant without calling attention to itself, varied in tone, and natural. It is a delight to read."--Eva Stehle, author of Performance and Gender in Ancient Greece

The Homeric Hymns

A Translation, with Introduction and Notes

Author: Diane J. Rayor

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957822

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 3120

The Homeric Hymns have survived for two and a half millennia because of their captivating stories, beautiful language, and religious significance. Well before the advent of writing in Greece, they were performed by traveling bards at religious events, competitions, banquets, and festivals. These thirty-four poems invoking and celebrating the gods of ancient Greece raise questions that humanity still struggles with—questions about our place among others and in the world. Known as "Homeric" because they were composed in the same meter, dialect, and style as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, these hymns were created to be sung aloud. In this superb translation by Diane J. Rayor, which deftly combines accuracy and poetry, the ancient music of the hymns comes alive for the modern reader. Here is the birth of Apollo, god of prophecy, healing, and music and founder of Delphi, the most famous oracular shrine in ancient Greece. Here is Zeus, inflicting upon Aphrodite her own mighty power to cause gods to mate with humans, and here is Demeter rescuing her daughter Persephone from the underworld and initiating the rites of the Eleusinian Mysteries. This updated edition incorporates twenty-eight new lines in the first Hymn to Dionysos, along with expanded notes, a new preface, and an enhanced bibliography. With her introduction and notes, Rayor places the hymns in their historical and aesthetic context, providing the information needed to read, interpret, and fully appreciate these literary windows on an ancient world. As introductions to the Greek gods, entrancing stories, exquisite poetry, and early literary records of key religious rituals and sites, the Homeric Hymns should be read by any student of mythology, classical literature, ancient religion, women in antiquity, or the Greek language.

A Companion to Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 2220

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

The Homeric Hymns

Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104779

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

View: 913

This is a collection of the standard texts of ancient Greek which are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. All of the works collectively known as the Homeric Hymns are collected and translated here in their entirety, and the work includes ample notes and an introduction to provide information on the works' historic importance, a chronological table, genealogical chart, maps of Greece and the Aegean Islands, and illustrations of vase paintings with mythological themes. This edition is part of the Focus Classical Library.

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia

Parallels and Influence in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod

Author: Charles Penglase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134729308

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 7814

The Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology in literary works of the epic period is considerable - yet it is a largely unexplored field. In this book Charles Penglase investigates major Mesopotamian and Greek myths. His examination concentrates on journey myths. A major breakthrough is achieved in the recognition of the extent of Mesopotamian influence and in the understanding of the colourful myths involved. The results are of significant interest, especially to scholars and students of ancient Greek and Near Eastern religion and mythology.


The Hymns

Author: Susan A. Stephens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266783

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 9979

Callimachus was arguably the most important poet of the Hellenistic age, for two reasons: his engagement with previous theorists of poetry and his wide-ranging poetic experimentation. Of his poetic oeuvre, which exceeded what we now have of Theocritus, Aratus, Posidippus, and Apollonius combined, only his six hymns and around fifty of his epigrams have survived intact. His enormously influential Aetia, the collection of Iambi, the Hecale, and all of his prose output have been reduced to a handful of citations in later Greek lexica and handbooks or papyrus fragments. In recent years excellent commentaries and synthetic studies of the Aetia, the Iambi, and the Hecale have appeared or are about to appear. But there is no modern study in English of the collection of hymns. And while there are excellent commentaries in English on three of the hymns (Apollo, Athena, Demeter), the commentaries on Zeus and on Delos are limited in scope, and there is no commentary at all on the Artemis hymn. Synthetic studies in English for the most part treat only one hymn, not the collection, and tend to focus on Callimachus' intertextual relationships with his predecessors and/or his influence on Roman poetry. Yet recent work is requiring scholars to broaden their perspective and to consider Callimachus' religious, civic, and geo-political contexts much more systematically in attempting to understand the hymns. A further incentive is that apart from the Homeric and Orphic hymns, Callimachus' are the only other hymns that have survived intact; those written in earlier periods are now reduced to fragments. For these reasons a study of the six hymns together is a desideratum. An additional reason is that Callimachus' collection of six hymns is very likely to have been an authorially arranged poetry book, quite possibly the earliest such book that we have intact; therefore, it allows a unique perspective on the evolution of the form. This volume offers a text and commentary of all six hymns for advanced students of classics and classical scholars, as well as interpretive essays on each hymn that integrate what has been the dominant paradigm-intertextuality-into a broader focus on Callimachus' context. Her introduction treats the transmission of the hymns, the potential for and likelihood of the Homeric hymns as models, the hymns as a poetry book, their language and meter (especially in light of recent work done on this topic), performance practices, and their relationship to cult, court, local geographies, and panhellenic sanctuaries. For each hymn Stephens presents the Greek text, a translation, and a brief commentary containing important information or parallels for interpretation.

A Short History of Greek Literature

Author: Suzanne Said,Monique Trede

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134806582

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 2166

A Short History of Greek Literature provides a concise yet comprehensive survey of Greek literature - from Christian authors - over twelve centuries, from Homer's epics to the rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period up to Justinian. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to the extraordinary creativity of the archaic and classical age, when the major literary genres - epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, oratory and philosophy - were invented and flourished. The second part covers the Hellenistic period, and the third covers the High Empire and Late Antiquity. At that tine the masters of the previous age were elevated to the rank of 'classics'. The works of the imperial period are replete with literary allusions, yet full of references to contemporary reality.

The Homeric Hymns: A Verse Translation

Author: Thelma Sargent

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351947

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 7204

Spuriously attributed to Homer, the hymns and invocations collected in this book constitute, alongside The Iliad and The Odyssey the great sources of ancient Greek poetry. Now Thelma Sargent has rendered these works into a lucid and beautiful English verse. Accompanying the translated texts is a discussion of Greek meter and a explanation written by Sargent of her translation.

Vorbilder - Werte - Normen in den homerischen Epen

Author: Carl Joachim Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211564

Category: Poetry

Page: 297

View: 9165

The subject of this volume are the role models, values and norms to be found in Homer’s epics, and their manifold representation in terms of content and language. First of all the representations of a number of exceptional heroes and their most important characteristics and actions are analysed, before the description of the whole range and richness of important qualities and abilities such as enterprise, courage, insight, inventiveness, sense of justice, prudence, respect, truthfulness, reliability, friendliness, concern for others and sympathy are documented and discussed at length. Finally, the use of such concepts as ‘necessary’, ‘right’, ‘appropriate’, ‘desirable’ and ‘useful’ is considered, as well as the meaning of recognition and fame. The aim of the book is to reveal in detail the ideals, as well as the moral attitudes and values, that have led to Homer’s epics having such an effect not only on the literature of the Greeks, but also on their views on educational ideals and ethical norms over the centuries.

Hermes the Thief

The Evolution of a Myth

Author: Norman Oliver Brown

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262263

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 1593

Hermes -- trickster and culture hero, divine child and patron of steady action, master of magic words, seducer and whisper -- is a vital and complex figure in Greek mythology. Who is this tricky shapechanger? A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.