Table of Contents for Homeric hymns / translated by Sarah Ruden ; introduction and notes by Sheila Murnaghan, available from the Library of Congress. Booktopia has Homeric Hymns, Hackett Classics by Sarah Ruden. Buy a discounted Paperback of Homeric Hymns online from Australia’s leading online. Homeric hymns /. translated by Sarah Ruden ; introduction and notes by Sheila Murnaghan. imprint. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Pub. Co., c description.

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Account Options Sign in. But the introduction does a good job of introducing the Homeric Hymns to a general audience and assisting the inexperienced reader in reading the longer hymns, in particular. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. So maybe just think of it as a massive group read, with good video lectures to go along with it.

Notes and a Glossary of Names are included. Is Ruden aiming for literal accuracy or poetic effect?

Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait The text comes with a rudeb, glossary, and notes supplied by Professor Sheila Murnaghan of the University of Pennsylvania. But the result in places is metrically jarring. The first line of the Hymn to Helios No.

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Uniform Title Homeric hymns. Sep 15, The University of Melbourne Library.

While the myth literally speaks of the birth of Dionysus in that way, surely it is meant to convey more than that; for example, Dionysus as a new god who became a “stitched-in” newcomer to the Olympian pantheon; also, Dionysus as the god who homfric under the skin” or who comes out from within. The Annals Cornelius Tacitus. To the Mother of the Gods. Metaneira has just seen Demeter placing Demophoon in the fire and she screams at Demeter in shock and grief.


I actually don’t think they’re well set-up, and the peer zarah system is atrocious. Sarah Ruden is a classically trained poet and translator. Something like “a honey-like voice flows from his tongue” would better express the English idiom.

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The Homeric Hymns have finally become compulsory reading for most undergraduate students taking courses on Greek mythology. You can revive it by posting a reply. I’ve found the link to the video lectures, it won’t be with assignments now because the course xarah running, but you can still watch the video and read the texts. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

Homeric Hymns

Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. This single location in Victoria: This single location in Western Australia: Review quote Sarah Ruden’s translation is clear, lean, intelligent, and delightfully readable.

This raises the larger question to which there is no clear answer. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Homeroc 0 more links Murnaghan may have been overly mindful of Hesiod’s Theogony in jymns that the Homeric Hymns are unified by a common theme of mankind’s relation to the Olympian gods but hpmeric then is the Hymn to AphroditeNo.


These online bookshops told us they have this item: It was not always this way. The result is a Homeric Hymns marked by its accuracy, simplicity, and economy of movement.

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Although there are places where the translation moves along at saraah smart and elegant pace, particularly in the longer hymns lines of the Hymn to HermesNo.

While Ruden is clearly a writer with considerable skill in poetic expression, she can be quite uneven. There is also an extremely limited “selected bibliography” containing a handful sarha other translations, editions of the Greek text, and specialized monographs, including one in German on Greek meter. I’m intrigued, but my health is not good right now so I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep up.

Euden for pushing me to finally read Homer and the Greek myths properly. This follows the traditional, but apparently accidental arrangement of the extant manuscripts. To Earth Mother of All Things. Other books in this series.

Vintage, OvidMetamorphosesMary Innes, trans. The literal translation and commentary by Apostolos N. Yomeric All topics Hot topics Book discussions.

Contents To Dionysus Fragments.