The Homeric Hymns, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0801879838
ISBN-10: 0801879833
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"More than any other translation, this one makes these ancient poems seem familiar without eroding our sense of them as profoundly archaic and foreign."

(Parnassus: Poetry in Review)

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"There exists no modern, readable translation done with scholarly notes to help the reader see all the historical, religious, cultic, and cultural significance of the hymns for ancient Greece. The author succeeds admirably in reaching this goal."

(Joseph Russo, Haverford College)

"Stately, graceful, and close to the original, this translation will serve its readers' purposes well."

(Library Journal)

"Professor Athanassakis' new translation of the Hymns is very welcome. It is clearly intended for the use of students in courses in Greek mythology and religion, and includes a short but useful general introduction and separate notes to each Hymn... Athanassakis' translation is acceptable, and his commentary is very useful for its sound traditional scholarship and acquaintance with modern Greek folklore which he alone can contribute."

(Mark W. Edwards Queen's Quarterly)

"The translations present clear, smooth, and occasionally stately narrative. The translator displays a knack for selecting colorful and appropriate English words to match the Greek."

(Classical Outlook)

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition (August 2, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 106 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0801879833
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0801879838
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.33 x 10 inches
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