Hackett Publishing, 2005 - Poetry - 104 pages
In this new translation of the "Homeric Hymns," Sarah Ruden employs a melodious and flexible non-rhyming line of eleven syllables, offering a close approximation of Greek hexameter verse in natural English rhythms. The result is a Homeric Hymns marked by its accuracy, simplicity, and economy of movement.
Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction situates the "Hymns" within the mythological and performative traditions that gave rise to them. Focusing on the longer "Hymns," she perceptively illuminates these oddly charming and sometimes grave accounts of defining episodes in the evolution of the cosmos.
Notes and a Glossary of Names are included.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aoibhealfae - LibraryThing
There are two well-known Hymns in Homeric Hymns collection which are Hymns for Demeter and Apollo which are two very different story from one another. There are also incoherent pieces of poems which ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
These are 33 hymns to the various Greek Gods: the twelve Olympians, Rhea, Heracles, Asclepios, the Dioscuri, Pan, the Muses, Mother Earth, Helios and Selene. About half of them are very short--just a ... Read full review
To Dionysus Fragments
To the Muses and Apollo
To the Mother of the Gods
To Lionhearted Heracles
To Asclepius 7 S 17 To the Dioscuri