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The poems are, in fact, of varied date and provenance, although the majority are most probably products of the archaic period 7th to 6th centuries BCE. Four of the Homeric Hymns two to Demeter, three to Apollo, four to Hermes, and five to Aphrodite contain developed narratives of episodes in the lives of the deities celebrated and stretch from to lines.
The first Hymn to Dionysus also contained an extended narrative of over lines, but now survives only in fragments. There are two mid-length Hymns with narratives, seven to Dionysus fifty-nine linesand nineteen to Pan forty-nine linesbut the rest of the poems in the corpus are short celebrations of divine powers consisting of between three and twenty-two lines.
Critical attention has understandably focused most on the longer Homeric Hymns with extended narratives. Excellent general comments may also be found in Parker The introduction to Allen, et al.
Introduction to the nature, language, and transmission of the Homeric Hymns, as well as early scholarship on the poems, pp. Introduction and notes by Nicholas Richardson. Introduction to the nature, performance context, authorship and date, structure, style, and reception of the Homeric Hymns, pp.
In A new companion to Homer. Edited by Ian Morris and Barry Powell, — Modern Scholarship on the Homeric Hymns: In The Homeric Hymns: Edited by Andrew Faulkner. In Narrators, narratees and narratives in ancient Greek literature.
Brief overview of narratology and the Homeric Hymns. The Hymn to Demeter and the Homeric hymns. Greece and Rome To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite.
The Homeric hymns, Homeric apocrypha, Lives of Homer.BACKGROUND NOTES. HOMERIC HYMN TO DEMETER. Suggestions for Study Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, and Hermes (the twelve canonical Olympians), as well as to Gaia, the hero Herakles, the Consult the Theogony and the background notes to the Theogony to familiarize yourself with Hecate's characteristics and.
Thus, there are Homeric Hymns to Zeus, Hera, Hestia/Dionysus, Demeter, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, and Hermes (the twelve canonical Olympians), as well as to Gaia, the hero Herakles, the Dioscouri (Sons of Zeus), and to Helios (see below) and Selene (the moon).
Homeric Hymns The Hymns were translated by Hugh G.
Evelyn-White (published by the Loeb Classical Library in ). This document is in the public domain. () Apart from Demeter, lady of the golden sword and glorious fruits, she was playing with the. Overview of the language, structure, and performance context of the Homeric Hymns, with individual sections dedicated to the long narrative poems to Demeter, Apollo, .
The Hymns to Hermes Summary "The Hymn to Hermes" This hymn, among the longest in the collection, narrates in some detail the early life of the god Hermes and how he came to be known as the Trickster god, the liar god, and the messenger god.
M.L. Lord, in "Withdrawal and Return, an Epic Story Pattern in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in the Homeric Poems," Classical Journal 62 () pp. , in fact treats the theme of Withdrawal and Return and the theme of the Journey as a single theme.