Homeric Hymns


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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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Their topics include between the Homeric Hymns and the mythological Bibliotheca: Demeter in Apollodorus 1.
A presentation of the epic circle called Kypria will be combined with Homeric Hymns to Aphrodite of the same time and era.
English text by John Ashbery; ancient Greek text from Plato, Hes-iod, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Mimnermus, Archilochus, Sappho, Homer, lbycus, and the Homeric hymns.
Rather than dryly summarizing the attributes of and myths relating to each divinity and hero, the author offers excerpts from the Iliad, Odyssey, and Homeric Hymns themselves.
The other major work presented here is Marullus's Hymns to Nature, which belongs to a genre of theogonic poetry that begins with Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns and extends through Cleanthes, Callimachus, and Proclus.
of Heidelberg, Germany) begins with a summary of the poem, which is the longest of the Homeric Hymns.
The pomegranate has been mentioned in many ancient texts, notably the Homeric Hymns and the Book of Exodus and is valued by many cultures for its beauty.
6) In Homeric Hymns, Hermes is described as a 'child of many shifts, blandly cunning, a robber, a cattle driver, a bringer of dreams, a watcher by night, a thief at the gates.
The Contest of Homer and Hesiod" Homeric Hymns, Homeric Apochrypha, Lives of Homer.
Helios didn't qualify for a listing in the daily racing form until about a century later, when the Sun god's chariot and horses were first referenced in the Homeric Hymns.
The Homeric Hymns are full of abductions and hijackings--the rape of Persephone by Hades in the Hymn to Demeter is only the most familiar--and it is also clear that, god or mortal, female or male, one can be "seized" by desire at any moment.
While it contains, in addition to all the texts attributed to Homer at the time--the Homeric Hymns and the Battle of the Frogs and Mice as well as the Iliad and the Odyssey--the lives of Homer thought to be by Herodotus and Plutarch, and an essay by Dio Chrysostom, there is barely a word of explanation in Latin other than an epistle by the editor Bernardo Nerlio to Piero de' Medici.