Ancient Greece

A Commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes: Introduction, Text and Commentary (Texte und Kommentare, Band 41)

By Athanassios Vergados

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Aims and Scope

The Hymn to Hermes, whereas without doubt the main a laugh of the so-called Homeric Hymns, additionally provides an array of tough difficulties. in exactly 580 traces, the infant god invents the lyre and sings a hymn to himself, travels from Cyllene to Pieria to thieve Apollo’s farm animals, organizes a ceremonial dinner on the river Alpheios the place he serves the beef of 2 of the stolen animals, cunningly defends his innocence, and is eventually reconciled to Apollo, to whom he supplies the lyre in trade for the farm animals. This publication offers the 1st exact observation dedicated in particular to this strange poem considering that Radermacher’s 1931 variation. The observation can pay unique recognition to linguistic, philological, and interpretive issues. it really is preceded by means of a close advent that addresses the Hymn’s principles on poetry and song, the poem’s humour, the Hymn’s relation to different archaic hexameter literature either in thematic and technical elements, the poem’s reception in later literature, its constitution, the difficulty of its date and position of composition, and the query of its transmission. The severe textual content, in line with F. Càssola’s variation, is supplied with an equipment of formulaic parallels in archaic hexameter poetry in addition to attainable verbal echoes in later literature.

Athanassios Vergados, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, andNational and Kapodistrian college of Athens, Greece.

xiv, 718 pages
Language: English, old Greek
Type of booklet: Commentary
Keywords: Homeric Hymns; Hermes; Poetry; Greek; faith

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