Homeric Hymns

ISBN-10: 0140437827
ISBN-13: 9780140437829
Authors: Homer, Jules Cashford, Nicholas Richardson, Nicholas Richardson, Homer
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The 'Homeric Hymns' honour the Greek gods. They are called Homeric because the ancients attributed them to Homer; it is now accepted that they were composed by later poets working in the same tradition. This volume offers a verse translation.

Author bio:

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts…    

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).

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 224 Dimensions: 5.04" wide x 7.76" long x 0.55" tall Weight: 0.374 lbs. Language: English