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The Resource Homeric hymns : Homeric apocrypha ; Lives of Homer, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)

Homeric hymns : Homeric apocrypha ; Lives of Homer, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)

Label
Homeric hymns : Homeric apocrypha ; Lives of Homer
Title
Homeric hymns
Title remainder
Homeric apocrypha ; Lives of Homer
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Martin L. West
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The earliest poems extant under the title Homeric Hymns date from the seventh century BCE. Comic poems in the Homeric Apocrypha include the Battle of Frogs and Mice (probably not earlier than first century CE). Lives of Homer include a version of The Contest of Homer and Hesiod that dates from the second century BCE.
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Cataloging source
MaCbHUP
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, M. L.
Series statement
Loeb classical library online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Greek poetry
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical)
  • Poets, Greek
Summary expansion
Performances of Greek epics customarily began with a hymn to a god or goddess--as Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days do. A collection of thirty-three such poems has come down to us from antiquity under the title "Hymns of Homer." This new Loeb Classical Library volume contains, in addition to the Hymns, fragments of five comic poems that were connected with Homer's name in or just after the Classical period (but are not today believed to be by the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey). Here too is a collection of ancient accounts of the poet's life. The Hymns range widely in length: two are over 500 lines long; several run only a half dozen lines. Among the longest are the hymn To Demeter, which tells the foundational story of the Eleusinian Mysteries; and To Hermes, distinctive in being amusing. The comic poems gathered as Homeric Apocrypha include Margites, the Battle of Frogs and Mice, and, for the first time in English, a fragment of a perhaps earlier poem of the same type called Battle of the Weasel and the Mice. The edition of Lives of Homer contains The Contest of Homer and Hesiod and nine other biographical accounts, translated into English for the first time. Martin West's faithful and pleasing translations are fully annotated; his freshly edited texts offer new solutions to a number of textual puzzles--
Target audience
general
Label
Homeric hymns : Homeric apocrypha ; Lives of Homer, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL496/2003/volume.xml
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000596
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674996069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938906
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Homeric hymns : Homeric apocrypha ; Lives of Homer, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL496/2003/volume.xml
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000596
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674996069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938906
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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