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The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Andrew Faulkner


This book is the first collection 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 chapters 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 offer a wide range ... More

Keywords: Homeric Hymns, Greek literature, hexameter poetry, ancient religion, Homer

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589036
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Faulkner, editor
Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
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