The Homeric Hymns

The Homeric Hymns

Paperback Focus Classical Library

Edited and translated by Susan C. Shelmerdine

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  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 186 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 10mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2000
  • Publication City/Country: USA
  • ISBN 10: 1585100196
  • ISBN 13: 9781585100194
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Sales rank: 579,704

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This is a collection of the standard texts of ancient Greek which are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. All of the works collectively known as the Homeric Hymns are collected and translated here in their entirety, and the work includes ample notes and an introduction to provide information on the works' historic importance, a chronological table, genealogical chart, maps of Greece and the Aegean Islands, and illustrations of vase paintings with mythological themes. This edition is part of the Focus Classical Library.

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Susan C. Shelmerdine (Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is Professor in the department of Classical Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her research interests include Archaic Greek Literature, Homer, Mythology, Ancient Religion, and Greek and Latin Pedagogy.

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."..an exemplary work: an admirable translation combined with up-to-date scholarship in full and lucid notes and introduction." --Tom Clayton, University of Minnesota

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The Focus Classical Library is dedicated to providing modern students with the best of Classical literature in contemporary translations with notes and introductions to provide access to the culture and context at the roots of contemporary thought...".an exemplary work: an admirable translation combined with up-to-date scholarship in full and lucid notes and introduction." --Tom Clayton, University of Minnesota