Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns

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BRILL, Aug 11, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 308 pages
Ancient Greek hymns traditionally include a narrative section describing episodes from the hymned deity’s life. These narratives developed in parallel with epic and other narrative genres, and their study provides a different perspective on ancient Greek narrative. Within the hymn genre, the place and function of the narrative section changed over time and with different kinds of hymn (literary or cultic; religious, philosophical or magical). Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns traces developments in narrative in the hymn genre from the Homeric Hymns via Hellenistic and Imperial hymns to those in the Orphic tradition and in magical papyri, analysing them in narratological terms in order to place them in the wider context of ancient Greek narrative literature.
 

Contents

Introduction Faulkner and Hodkinson
1
Part 1 The Homeric Hymns
17
Tradition and Innovation in the Longer Homeric Hymns Richardson
19
Speech in the Homeric Hymns Faulkner
31
Part 2 Hellenistic Hymns
47
Chapter 3 Callimachus and His Narrators Stephens
49
Chapter 4 Narrative Strategies and Hesiodic Reception in Callimachus Λουτρὰ Παλλάδος Vergados
69
Chapter 5 Time and Place Narrative and Speech in Philicus Philodamus and Limenius Bowie
87
Mesomedean Narrative and the Interpretation of a Genre Brumbaugh
165
The Narrative of Proclus Hymns Devlin
183
Part 4 Orphic Hymns and Magical Hymns
207
Chapter 10 The Narrative Techniques of the Orphic Hymns Morand
209
Chapter 11 The Poet and His Addressees in Orphic Hymns Herrero de JŠuregui
224
Chapter 12 Hymns in the Papyri Graecae Magicae Petrovic
244
Bibliography
269
Index of Ancient Passages
290

Part 3 Imperial Greek Hymns
119
Chapter 6 Narrative in a Late Hymn to Dionysos P Ross Georg I11 Furley
121
Chapter 7 Narrative Technique and Generic Hybridity in Aelius Aristides Prose Hymns Hodkinson
139

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