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Homeric Hymns

"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. Thirty-four poems that invoke and celebrate the gods of ancient Greece, the Homeric Hymns raise questions that humanity still struggles with-questions about our place among others and in the world. "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 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. With her introduction and notes, Rayor places the hymns in their historical and aesthetic context, providing all 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."--

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  • "Hymni Homerici"
  • "Hymns"
  • "Hymni Homerici The Homeric hymns"
  • "Umnoi 'omērikoi"
  • "Homeric Hymns"
  • "[Hymns]"
  • "Inni omerici"
  • "Batracomiomachia"

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  • "Sarah Ruden offers a new translation of the Homeric Hymns, one of the prime sources for archaic Greek mythology, ritual, cosmology & psychology."
  • ""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. Thirty-four poems that invoke and celebrate the gods of ancient Greece, the Homeric Hymns raise questions that humanity still struggles with-questions about our place among others and in the world. "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 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. With her introduction and notes, Rayor places the hymns in their historical and aesthetic context, providing all 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."--"@en
  • "This is a collection of standard texts of ancient Greek that are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. It includes ample notes and introductions to provide information on the works' historic importance."@en
  • ""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."--Page 4 of cover."@en
  • "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 hymn."@en

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  • "Hymns, Greek (Classical)"@en
  • "Poetry"@en
  • "Poetry"
  • "Livres électroniques"
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Commentaren (vorm)"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Translations"
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Gedichten (teksten)"
  • "Poezja epicka grecka"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Tekstuitgave"

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  • "Homeric Hymns"@en
  • "Homeric Hymns"
  • "Inni omerici et Batracomiomachia"
  • "The Homeric hymns : translation, introduction, and notes"@en
  • "Hymnoi homīrikoi"
  • "--Himnos homeŕicos vertidos directa y literalmente del griego por vez primera a la prosa castellana"
  • "Homeriska hymnerna"
  • "The homeric hymns"@en
  • "The homeric hymns"
  • "Hymni homerici"
  • "Himnos homéricos : la "Batracomiomaquia""@es
  • "The Homeric hymns [Hymni, engl.]"
  • "Himnos homéricos"@es
  • "Himnos homéricos"
  • "Inni omerici e Batracomiomachia"@it
  • "The Homeric Hymns a Translation, with Introduction and Notes"@en
  • "Hymnes homériques"
  • "Hymni Homerici"
  • "Inni Omerici e Batracomiomachia"
  • "The Homeric hymns : a translation with introduction and notes"
  • "The Homeric hymns : a translation, with introduction and notes"
  • "Inni omerici ; e Batracomiomachia"
  • "The Homeric Hymns"
  • "The Homeric Hymns a translation, with introduction and notes"@en
  • "The Homeric hymns"@en
  • "The Homeric hymns"
  • "Himnes homèrics"
  • "--Himnos homeŕicos : vertidos directa y literalmente del griego por vez primera a la prosa castellana"
  • "Homeric hymns"
  • "Homeric hymns"@en
  • "Himnos Homéricos"

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