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Homeric Hymns

(hōmĕr`ĭk), name applied to a body of 34 hexameter poems falsely attributed to HomerHomer,
principal figure of ancient Greek literature; the first European poet. Works, Life, and Legends

Two epic poems are attributed to Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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 by the ancients. Composed probably between 800 and 300 B.C., they are complimentary verses addressed to the various gods, such as Aphrodite, Apollo, Demeter, and Hermes. Although sometimes of great beauty, they are important mainly as prime sources for information about Greek religion and cults. The Margites (7th or 6th cent. B.C.), a comic poem, and The Battle of the Frogs and Mice (5th–2d cent. B.C.), a mock epic, were also incorrectly attributed to Homer.
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The inexplicit Sumerian text has been stretched to agree with the Homeric Hymn.
18) It is interesting to note, for instance, that the term kikus (translated here as "might"), is used in The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (its only other known attestation) to characterize the "deficient" condition of Tithonus, the unfortunate paramour of the Dawn, who, being granted eternal life without eternal youth, experiences the most extreme condition of senescence: "His voice drones on [literally "flows"] limitlessly, nor is any kikus his, such as was previously in his supple limbs" (Homeric Hymns, 6.
While completing the Demeter-Persephone myth, Cha relies heavily on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter.
Shelley's "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" includes generic features that suggest it is in dialogue with the classical hymn, but it is not a Homeric hymn, despite family resemblances.
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter "derives from a single mutilated manuscript of the early fifteenth century C.
Lefkowitz notes that Virgil crafts the visit of Venus to her son Aeneas so that it is a recognizable allusion to the goddess's earlier appearance to Aeneas' father as described in the Greek Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.
Meyer, Ancient Mysteries, 20; Homeric Hymn to Demeter, trans.
The Homeric Hymn ends with Zeus appointing his son "messenger to Hades" (405).
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359; "Hymnus homericus ad Apollinem" lines 116-19, 124, and for smiling nature, see The Homeric Hymns, 219-20 n.
Each essay focuses on a particular author with the exception of one on the Homeric hymns.