Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic Development in Epic Diction Richard Janko

ISBN: 9780521035651

Published: May 1st 2007

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340 pages


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Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic Development in Epic Diction  by  Richard Janko

Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: Diachronic Development in Epic Diction by Richard Janko
May 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 340 pages | ISBN: 9780521035651 | 9.53 Mb

This book investigates the history of the ancient Greek tradition of oral epic poetry which culminated in the Iliad and Odyssey. These masterpieces did not exhaust the tradition, and poems were composed in the same style for several generationsMoreThis book investigates the history of the ancient Greek tradition of oral epic poetry which culminated in the Iliad and Odyssey. These masterpieces did not exhaust the tradition, and poems were composed in the same style for several generations afterwards.

One group of such poems is the Homeric Hymns, ascribed to Homer in antiquity. In fact the origins of these Hymns are as mysterious as those of the Homeric epics themselves with little external evidence to assist. This book will be of interest to scholars concerned with Greek philology and dialects, Homeric epic and Greek literature of the Archaic period. It should also find readers amongst specialists in other oral poetries and those using computers in the Humanities.



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