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Philosophy Ancient & Classical

The Homeric Hymns

Interpretative Essays

edited by Andrew Faulkner

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2011
Ancient & Classical
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This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and were frequently attributed in antiquity to Homer. After a general introduction to modern scholarship on the Homeric Hymns, the essays of the first part of the book examine in detail aspects of the longer narrative poems in the collection, while those of the second part give critical attention to the shorter poems and to the collection as a whole. The contributors to the volume present a wide range of stimulating views on the study of the Homeric Hymns, which have attracted much interest in recent years.

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Contributor Notes

Andrew Faulkner is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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