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The Resource The Homeric hymn to Hermes : introduction, text and commentary, by Athanassios Vergados

The Homeric hymn to Hermes : introduction, text and commentary, by Athanassios Vergados

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The Homeric hymn to Hermes : introduction, text and commentary
Title
The Homeric hymn to Hermes
Title remainder
introduction, text and commentary
Statement of responsibility
by Athanassios Vergados
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"The Hymn to Hermes, while surely the most amusing of the so-called Homeric Hymns, also presents an array of challenging problems. In just 580 lines, the newborn god invents the lyre and sings a hymn to himself, travels from Cyllene to Pieria to steal Apollo's cattle, organizes a feast at the river Alpheios where he serves the meat of two of the stolen animals, cunningly defends his innocence, and is finally reconciled to Apollo, to whom he gives the lyre in exchange for the cattle. This book provides the first detailed commentary devoted specifically to this unusual poem since Radermacher's 1931 edition. The commentary pays special attention to linguistic, philological, and interpretive matters. It is preceded by a detailed introduction that addresses the Hymn's ideas on poetry and music, the poem's humour, the Hymn's relation to other archaic hexameter literature both in thematic and technical aspects, the poem's reception in later literature, its structure, the issue of its date and place of composition, and the question of its transmission. The critical text, based on F. Càssola's edition, is equipped with an apparatus of formulaic parallels in archaic hexameter poetry as well as possible verbal echoes in later literature."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Vergados, Athanassios
Dewey number
883.0109
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4023.Z5
LC item number
V474 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texte und Kommentare,
Series volume
Band 41
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  • Hermes
  • Greek poetry
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical)
  • Hermes
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Greek poetry
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical)
  • Literature
Label
The Homeric hymn to Hermes : introduction, text and commentary, by Athanassios Vergados
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary of the poem -- Music, poetry, and language -- Humour in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes -- Relation to archaic literature -- Relation to other literature -- Structure and arrangement -- Date and place of composition -- The transmission of the text
Control code
826482650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (717 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110259704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826482650
Label
The Homeric hymn to Hermes : introduction, text and commentary, by Athanassios Vergados
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary of the poem -- Music, poetry, and language -- Humour in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes -- Relation to archaic literature -- Relation to other literature -- Structure and arrangement -- Date and place of composition -- The transmission of the text
Control code
826482650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (717 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110259704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826482650

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