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    DescriptionJenny Strauss Clay provides a systematic & convincing reading of the four Homeric hymns as a group, & in relation to the epics of Homer & the 'Theogony' of Hesiod. She reveals unexpected subtleties & coherence, & also shows how the hymns work in combination to provide an over-arching Greek worldview.'This important and ground-breaking book provides a systematic and convincing reading of these four fascinating poems as a group, and in relation to the epics of Homer and the Theogony of Hesiod. Clay's expert and highly original analysis of the poems' narrative and thematic patterns succeeds brilliantly in demonstrating not only the unexpected subtlety and coherence of each Hymn, but also the ways in which they work in combination to provide an over-arching Greek world-view. This is by far the best book that has been written on this important body of poetry.' -- Mark Griffith, University of California, Berkeley'Though controversial in many places, this book is of great value to classicists. Its assumption that the poems have an intellectual and "theological" coherence... is welcome and will benefit those who teach the Hymns.' -- Charles Platter, Classical Outlook


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    Title
    The Politics of Olympus
    Subtitle
    Form and Meaning in the Major Homeric Hymns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jenny Strauss Clay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853996924
    ISBN 10: 1853996920
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000, LIT004190
    DC22: 883.0109
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC classification: PA4023.Z5 C5 2006
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    30 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jenny Strauss Clay is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.
    Review quote
    "'This important and ground-breaking book provides for the first time systematic and convincing reading of these four fascinating poems as a group, and in relation to the epics of Homer and the Theogony of Hesiod. Clay's expert and highly original analysis of the poems' narrative and thematic patterns succeeds brilliantly in demonstrating not only the unexpected subtlety and coherence of each Hymn, but also the ways in which they work in combination to provide an overarching Greek world-view. The contested nature of divine authority, the close yet problematic relations between gods and humans, and the multiple processes of conflict and resolution among competing factions within the cosmic order, are all explored and skilfully interconnected in this highly acclaimed study - already a classic in the field. This is by far the best book that has been written on this important body of poetry.' - Mark Griffith, University of California, Berkeley 'Though controversial in many places, this book is of great value to classicists. Its assumption that the poems have an intellectual and "theological" coherence... is welcome and will benefit those who teach the Hymns.' - Charles Platter, Classical Outlook"