• Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic Development in Epic Diction

    Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic Development in Epic Diction (Cambridge Classical Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Richard Janko

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    DescriptionThis book investigates the history of the ancient Greek tradition of oral epic poetry which culminated in the Iliad and Odyssey. These masterpieces did not exhaust the tradition, and poems were composed in the same style for several generations afterwards. One group of such poems is the 'Homeric Hymns', ascribed to Homer in antiquity. In fact the origins of these Hymns are as mysterious as those of the Homeric epics themselves with little external evidence to assist. This book will be of interest to scholars concerned with Greek philology and dialects, Homeric epic and Greek literature of the Archaic period. It should also find readers amongst specialists in other oral poetries and those using computers in the Humanities.


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    Title
    Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns
    Subtitle
    Diachronic Development in Epic Diction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Janko
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 338
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521238694
    ISBN 10: 0521238692
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000, LCO003000
    DC19: 883.0109
    LC classification: PA3105 .J3 1982
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    09 September 1982
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of tables and figures; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction and methodology; 2. The problem of oral compostion; 3. Digamma, alternative morphs and other criteria; 4. Diachronic and regional developments; Excurses: the date of Hesiod and the Lelantine War; 5. The Hymn to Delian Apollo; 6. The Hymn to Pythian Apollo; 7. The Hymn to Hermes; 8. The Hymn to Aphrodite; 9. Other hymns; 10. Conclusions; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Indices.