Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns by Richard Janko
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Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns
By Richard Janko

Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns

Diachronic Development in Epic Diction

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Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns by Richard Janko

Book Description

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 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521035651
ISBN-10: 0521035651
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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