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    DescriptionThe Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C.E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her for part of each year. Helene Foley presents the Greek text and an annotated translation of this poem, together with selected essays that give the reader a rich understanding of the Hymn's structure and artistry, its role in the religious life of the ancient world, and its meaning for the modern world.

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    The Homeric Hymn to Demeter
    Translation, Commentary and Interpretive Essays
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Helene P. Foley
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780691014791
    ISBN 10: 0691014795

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    Illustrations note
    7 halftones 1 map
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    29 November 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "Foley synthesizes important insights of the articles she reprints and of much other scholarship besides, and builds on them to construct a comprehensive and persuasive reading of her own."--William G. Thalmann, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Foley's book is the first full-length study in English of the Hymn... It is a welcome and much-needed work... Foley's analysis of the Hymn is an excellent demonstration of how it can be interpreted in the light of the [Eleusinian] Mysteries."--Ann C. Suter, New England Classical Newsletter and Journal "Foley's attempt to connect the psychological, cosmological, and theological themes in the Hymn is her greatest success."--Victoria Pedrick, The Classical Journal
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    Over the decade of the 1980s, the traditional Western canon has been subject to ardent defense and criticism. The privileging of the works of upper-class, Western, white males in standard introductory humanities courses across the United States has been at the center of controversity.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Text and Translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter Commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter Background: The Eleusinian Mysteries and Women's Rites for Demeter Pt. 2Interpretive Essay on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter Interpreting the Hymn to Demeter The "Theology" Of the Mysteries Variants of the Myth and the Importance of the Version in the Hymn to Demeter Female Experience in the Hymn to Demeter Marriage Gender Conflict and the Cosmological Tradition The Mother/Daughter Romance The Psychology of the Mysteries The Hymn to Demeter and the Polis Christianity and the Hymn to Demeter The Influence of the Hymn to Demeter and Its Myth App. Eleusis and Athens App. The Hymn to Demeter as a Panhellenic Poem Pt. 3Further Interpretation: Contributed Articles Withdrawal and Return: An Epic Story Pattern in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in the Homeric Poems Some Functions of the Demophoon Episode in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter Concerning the Homeric Hymn to Demeter Politics and Pomegranates: An Interpretation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter Family Structure and Feminine Personality Bibliography Index Locorum General Index