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The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays
« on: June 20, 2012, 12:09:20 pm »


Title: The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays
Author(s): Andrew Faulkner (ed.)
Publisher: Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN-13: 9780199589036
ISBN: 0199589038
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[SIZE=+1]From the Bryn Mawr Classic Review:[/SIZE]
For many centuries, scholarship was scarcely interested in the Homeric Hymns, both because of the heterogeneity of the collection and the perception that they were minor works in the corpus of Greek literature. Modern editions include Allen-Halliday-Sikes,1 Humbert,2 and C├ássola (the latter is the best).3 As for studies of individual hymns, Nicholas Richardson’s excellent edition and commentary deserves mention.4 However, after works like those of Clay5 and Rudhardt,6 the assessment of the Hymns changed dramatically and today there are many varied and interesting studies. As a result, this collection of interpretative essays (the first one on this topic) is especially welcome. The book is edited by Andrew Faulkner, author of a fine and learned commentary of the Hymn to Aphrodite, with contributions by some of the best specialists in the field.

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This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter compositions that were probably recited at festivals of the gods whom they honoured and were often 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, with the discovery of new fragments, have attracted much interest in recent years.

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