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    DescriptionA 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.

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    The Homeric Hymns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Homer, Translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis, Introduction and notes by Apostolos N. Athanassakis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801879838
    ISBN 10: 0801879833

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
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    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190, POE008000
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    LC classification: PA4025.H8 A8 2004
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DB, NHK, NHC
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    07 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Apostolos N. Athanassakis holds the James and Sarah Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many translations is Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield, also available from Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    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 2008