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Goddesses in Love and Nympholeptic Heroes

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 3 returns to the literary sources and focuses on the interaction between myth and genre. After a brief examination of the different paradigms (and their possible origins) for encounters ... More


The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Andrew Faulkner (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first collection on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and ... More


Iambe and Iambos

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the nature of the link between Iambe and iambos. Since all ancient explanations of the type ‘iambos — from Iambe’ ultimately derive from the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, it begins ... More


Introduction

Andrew Faulkner, Athanassios Vergados, and Andreas Schwab

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction deals with the Classical and Hellenistic reception of the Homeric Hymns, discussing a selection of references to the Hymns in Hellenistic literature (e.g. Philitas, Aratus, ... More


The Homeric Hymns Turn into Dialogues: Lucian’s Dialogues of the Gods

Polyxeni Strolonga

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this paper I investigate the influence of the Homeric Hymns on Lucian’s Dialogues of the Gods with a particular focus on those dialogues which seem to be based on episodes or dialogues in the four ... More


Lascivus Puer: Cupid, Hermes, and Hymns in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Micah Young Myers

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This paper explores Ovid’s reception of hymnic traditions relating to Hermes in the Cupid–Apollo episode of Metamorphoses Book 1. Ovid’s depiction of Cupid alludes to Hermes in his quarrel with ... More


The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite in Ovid and Augustan Literature

Alison Keith

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper investigates the impact of the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite in the Latin poetry of the Augustan age and especially that of Ovid, both in the Metamorphoses and Heroides. Ovid’s repeated ... More


Kinds of Hymn

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

That Aristotle borrowed the standard form for lyric hymns is shown through an analysis of Ariphron’s song in praise of Health, which is classified as a kind of hymn, a “paean,” in our sources. The ... More


The Homeric Hymns, Cornutus, and the Mythographical Stream

José B. Torres

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study deals with the possibility that Lucius Annaeus Cornutus may have known and alluded to some major Homeric Hymns (Hymn to Demeter, Hymn to Hermes, and the fragmentary Hymn to Dionysus) in ... More


Ille ego qui quondam: on authorial (an)onymity

Irene Peirano

in The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670567
eISBN:
9780191758188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The name heading a text signifies a pledge of responsibility for the content. Even when the author is not part of the narrative proper, references to his/her name do more than supply factual ... More


Archaic to Classical Greece: Festivals and Rhapsodes

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Some of the so-called Homeric Hymns, dating from the seventh century bc, provide evidence of poetic performance at festivals in Greece. Alongside the sung hexameter epics, two other verse traditions ... More


Introductory Remarks on the Early Greek and Mesopotamian Sources

Christopher Metcalf

in The Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723363
eISBN:
9780191790041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723363.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter briefly reviews the early Greek sources that form the basis of the comparison with the corresponding Near Eastern material. Unlike the Sumerian, Akkadian, and Hittite texts discussed in ... More


The Hercules and Cacus Episode in Augustan Literature: Engaging the Homeric Hymn to Hermes in Light of Callimachus’ and Apollonius’ Reception

James J. Clauss

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Homeric Hymn to Hermes was popular among Hellenistic poets. Apart from its humour, what appears to have caught their attention is the underlying mytheme of cattle as a symbol of power. Employing ... More


The Chryses Episode as an Epichoric Hymn

Christopher Athanasious Faraone

in Hexametrical Genres from Homer to Theocritus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197552971
eISBN:
9780197553008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552971.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses hexametrical hymns in the archaic period that were closely tied to local rituals, such as processions, sacrifices, libations and so forth, that focused on epichoric deities and ... More


Homeric and/or Hymns: Some Fifteenth-century Approaches

Oliver Thomas

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This article considers the reception of the Homeric Hymns in fifteenth-century Italy. Most of the extant manuscripts date from this century, and constitute fundamental evidence for the Hymns’ ... More


The Theogony in the Archaic and Classical Periods

Stephen Scully

in Hesiod’s Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190253967
eISBN:
9780190253981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253967.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This lengthy chapter examines the reception of the Theogony from c.600 BCE to the end of the Classical period. Points of discussion include: What separates Hesiod and Homer from other epic poets? ... More


The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Andrew Faulkner, Athanassios Vergados, and Andreas Schwab (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the reception of the Homeric Hymns in literature and scholarship of the first century BC and later, with particular emphasis on Latin and Greek Imperial/Late Antique literature. ... More


Hermes Iambicus

Andrea Capra and Cecilia Nobili

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The present chapter explores the iambic role of Hermes both within and outside iambic poetry, with a focus on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, which can be construed as the mythical pre-history of the ... More


Hercules and Apollo in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Jason S. Nethercut

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper argues that in Ovid’s Hercules episode in the Metamorphoses (9.1–323) Ovid alludes extensively to the Homeric Hymn to Apollo. As a result, the reader is encouraged to recognize a deep ... More


Narratology and Epic: Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite 45–291(Aphrodite and Anchises)

J. F. de Jong Irene

in Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199688692
eISBN:
9780191808562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the application of narratology to epic by offering a close reading of Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, a specimen of epic narrative from one of the Homeric Hymns. It begins with an ... More


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