The Homeric Hymns
ISBN10: 0140437827 ISBN13: 9780140437829 Contributors: Cashford, Jules (Translator); Richardson, Nicholas (Introduction) Publisher: Penguin Classics Published: Nov 1 2003 Pages: 224 Weight: 0.38lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Composed for recitation at festivals, these 33 songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods, and dramatise the moments when they first appear before mortals. Together they offer the most vivid picture we have of the Greek view of the relationship between the divine and human worlds.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.