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The Homeric Hymns

Translated by Michael Crudden

November 2008

ISBN: 9780199554751

192 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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The Homeric Hymns honour the Greek gods. They are called 'Homeric' because the ancients attributed them to Homer; it is now accepted that they were composed by later poets working in the same tradition. Four of them stand out by reason of their length and quality: Hymns 2-5, in honour of Demeter, Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite respectively. This volume offers a faithful verse translation of all the hymns, Explanatory Notes, and a Glossary of Names.

About the Author(s)

Translated by Michael Crudden, Head of Classics, Alexandra College, Dublin

Reviews

"This welcome new translation of the Homeric Hymns offers a skilled and nuanced verse rendering that is accompanied by intelligent and helpful notes. The introductory material is brief; the end-notes more thorough yet always concise; throughout there is frequent and up-to-date reference to important bibliography on the hymns. Readers should find the translation poetic and often striking, and they will also come away with a firm sense of modern scholarship on these short epic works." - Journal of Hellenic Studies