The Homeric Hymns
ISBN10: 0140437827 ISBN13: 9780140437829 Contributors: 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
A collection of ancient Greek poetry that chronicles some of the major episodes from Greek mythology--from the abduction of Persephone to the theft of Apollo's cattle--originally recited at festivals to honor the Olympian gods and goddesses is complemented by an introduction that examines the hymns' authorship, literary characteristics, influence, and more. Original.