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    Description'With fair-tressed Demeter, the sacred goddess, my song begins, With herself and her slim-ankled daughter, whom Aidoneus once Abducted...' Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with the two great epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey, but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times. The Homeric Hymns are now known to be the work of various poets working in the same tradition, probably during the seventh and sixth centuries BC. They honour the Greek gods, and recount some of the most attractive of the Greek myths. Four of them (Hymns 2-5) stand out by reason of their length and quality. The Hymn to Demeter tells what happened when Hades, lord of the dead, abducted Persephone, Demeter's daughter. The Hymn to Apollo describes Apollo's birth and the foundation of his Delphic oracle. In the Hymn to Hermes Apollo's cattle are stolen by a felonious infant - Hermes, god of thieves. In the Hymn to Aphrodite the goddess of love herself becomes infatuated with a mortal man, the Trojan prince Ankhises. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Homeric Hymns
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Michael Crudden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199554751
    ISBN 10: 0199554757
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    LC classification: PA
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A24200000
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000, LCO003000
    DC22: 881.0108
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    19 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    This welcome new translation of the Homeric Hymns offers a skilled and nuanced verse rendering that is accompanied by intelligent and helpful notes. The introductory material is brief; the end-notes more thorough yet always concise; throughout there is frequent and up-to-date reference to important bibliography on the hymns. Readers should find the translation poetic and often striking, and they will also come away with a firm sense of modern scholarship on these short epic works. Journal of Hellenic Studies