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    Three Homeric Hymns: To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Nicholas Richardson

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    DescriptionThese lively narrative poems, attributed in antiquity to Homer, are works of great charm. Composed for recitation at festivals in honour of the gods, they tell of Apollo's birth on the island of Delos and his foundation of the Delphic oracle; Hermes' invention of the lyre and theft of his brother Apollo's cattle; and Aphrodite's love affair with the mortal Anchises. This edition offers a new text of these poems. The Introduction discusses among other things the nature and purpose of the poems in general, their origins, their structure and themes. The Commentary brings out the individual character of each Hymn, by analyzing in depth its language and literary qualities, and also its religious and historical aspects. The aim is to make these Hymns more accessible to students of Greek literature, and help them to appreciate the poems more fully as major works of early Greek poetry.


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    Title
    Three Homeric Hymns
    Subtitle
    To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Richardson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521457743
    ISBN 10: 0521457742
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
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    Libri: I-LA
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    DC22: 883.01
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC classification: PA4023 .H8 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DSBB
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Nicholas Richardson is an Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His previous work includes an edition of The Homeric Hymn to Demeter (1974); The Illiad: A Commentary. Volume VI: Books 21-24 (Cambridge, 1993); and Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday (co-edited with P. J. Finglass and C. Collard, 2007).
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The Homeric Hymns; 2. Hymn to Apollo; 3. Hymn to Hermes; 4. Hymn to Aphrodite; 5. The Homeric Hymns and Hellenistic poetry; 6. Transmission of the text; Sigla; Text; Commentary; Bibliography; Indexes.