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The Homeric Hymns - Homer

The Homeric Hymns

By: Homer, Apostolos N. Athanassakis (Translator, Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 28th June 2004
ISBN: 9780801879838
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 18+ years old

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A rich source for students of Greek mythology and literature, the Homeric hymns are also fine poetry. Attributed by the ancients to Homer, these prooimia, or preludes, were actually composed over centuries and used by poets to prepare for the singing or recitation of longer portions of the Homeric epics. In his acclaimed translations of the hymns, Apostolos Athanassakis preserves the essential simplicity of the original Greek, offering a straightforward, line-by-line translation that makes no attempts to masquerade or modernize. For this long-awaited new edition, Athanassakis enhances his classic work with a comprehensive index, careful and selective changes in the translations themselves, and numerous additions to the notes which will enrich the reader's experience of these ancient and influential poems.

More than any other translation, this one makes these ancient poems seem familiar without eroding our sense of them as profoundly archaic and foreign. Parnassus: Poetry in Review

Fragments of the hymn to Dionysosp. 1
To Demeterp. 1
To Apollonp. 14
To Hermesp. 28
To Aphroditep. 42
To Aphroditep. 50
To Dionysosp. 50
To Aresp. 52
To Artemisp. 52
To Aphroditep. 53
To Athenap. 53
To Herap. 53
To Demeterp. 53
To the mother of the Godsp. 54
To lion-hearted Heraklesp. 54
To Asklepiosp. 54
To the Dioskouroip. 54
To Hermesp. 55
To Panp. 55
To Hephaistosp. 56
To Apollonp. 57
To Poseidonp. 57
To Zeusp. 57
To Hestiap. 57
To the muses and Apollonp. 57
To Dionysosp. 58
To Artemisp. 58
To Athenap. 59
To Hestiap. 59
To Earth, mother of allp. 60
To Heliosp. 60
To Selenep. 61
To the Dioskouroip. 62
To guest-friendsp. 62
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ISBN: 9780801879838
ISBN-10: 0801879833
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 28th June 2004
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised