Chapter

Introduction

Andrew Faulkner

in The Homeric Hymns

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199589036
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728983 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter gives an overview of issues central to the interpretation of the Homeric Hymns, and provides a foundation for approaching the arguments advanced in the subsequent chapters of the book. Distinct sections examine the history of scholarship on the Hymns, the extent to which the poems can be considered examples of oral poetry, the Hymns' dates, circumstances of composition, language, and performance contexts.

Keywords: history of scholarship; dates; oral poetry; language; performance contexts

Chapter.  10061 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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