Homeric Hymns

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Homeric Hymns is a collection of thirty-three ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey, use many similar formulas and are couched in the same dialect. Contents: To Dionysus To Demeter To Apollo To Hermes To Aphrodite To Aphrodite To Dionysus To Ares To Artemis To Aphrodite To Athena To Hera To Demeter To the Mother of the Gods To Heracles With the Heart of a Lion To Asclepius To the Dioscuri To Hermes To Pan To Hephaestus To Apollo To Poseidon To Zeus To Hestia To the Muses and Apollo To Dionysus To Artemis To Athena To Hestia To Gaia, Mother of All To Helios To Selene To the Dioscuri

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Homer stands as a monumental figure in the annals of classical literature, widely hailed as the greatest epic poet of ancient Greece. Though the historicity of the man remains shrouded in the mists of time, his name is forever linked with two of Western civilization's earliest and most influential works, the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey.' These masterpieces are cornerstones of epic poetry and have profoundly influenced the Western canon. In addition to these seminal epics, the 'Homeric Hymns'—a collection of poems also ascribed to this enigmatic bard—shed light on his diverse literary skills as they celebrate the pantheon of Greek gods with lyrical finesse. The hymns vary widely in length, encapsulating the essence of Homeric tradition with a rich tapestry of divine lore, early religious practices, and captivating storytelling. Homer's literary style is marked by his use of dactylic hexameter, vivid imagery, and timeless themes such as honor, courage, and the nuanced interplay between humans and the divine. Although the precise dates of his life and the question of his very existence remain a topic of academic debate, Homer's influence echoes through the millennia, from ancient oral traditions to contemporary literature and beyond. His narratives continue to be studied, adapted, and revered for their profound impact on storytelling and the perception of heroism in human culture.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 101 Pages

Filesize: 927.1 KB

ISBN: 8596547727323