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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


The High Victorian Period

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The largest section in the book, containing 43 hymns, many of them from successive editions of the pre‐eminent Victorian hymn book, Hymns Ancient and Modern. They reflect the new interest in hymns in ... More


Hymns Ancient and Modern

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses the success of Hymns Ancient and Modern; Church of England hymns, Hymns of triumph. Reviews the writing of John Ellerton, William Chatterton Dix, and William Walsham How. Also talks about ... More


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


Neale and Orthodox Hymnody

LEON LITVACK

in J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263517
eISBN:
9780191682582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Neale’s Orthodox hymnody, focusing on the Hymns of the Eastern Church, first published in 1862. It also compares his work in hymnody with that of Danish Lutheran Nikolaj ... More


Neale’s Translations

LEON LITVACK

in J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263517
eISBN:
9780191682582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Neale’s translations of several hymns. By the time hymns of the Eastern Church appeared, he had secured a reputation as a gifted translator of Latin hymns. He had developed an ... More


Who Was Mignon? What Was She?: Popular Catholicism and Schumann's Requiem, Op. 98b

Roe‐Min Kok

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following its premiere in November 1850 and several subsequent performances, Schumann's Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b, received eight reviews, the overwhelming majority of which expressed ambivalence ... More


A Selection of Hymns

Benjamin Ingham

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a selection of Benjamin Ingham's hymns, part of his A Collection of Hymns for Societies (1748). Ingham received his education at Queen's College, Oxford, from 1730 to 1734, ... More


Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

John Newton

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0046
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Sound), a hymn composed by John Newton. Known for his preaching, Newton also devoted considerable time to writing hymns. His sermons often ... 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


The Triumph of Love (1998)

Jeffrey Wainwright

in Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

There are many themes in The Triumph of Love. This chapter's reading of the poem is dominated by Hill's effort to grapple with, to honour and in some sense to do justice by, all these unlived and ... More


“Paths Too Long Obscure”:: The Translations of Jones and Müller

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the changing dynamics of nineteenth-century orientalist scholarship through the work of two of its most famous scholars: William Jones and Max Müller. Using Jones’s Hindoo ... More


The Prehistory of Roman Historiography

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Archaeological evidence proves that Rome and Latium were familiar with Greeks and Greek culture from at least the eighth century BC. By the late fifth century Rome was of interest to Greek ... More


The Oldest Song: Ronsard and Spenser

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores two dynastic epics that take up national origin myths: Pierre de Ronsard's Franciade (1572) and Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590, 1596). Ronsard's unfinished epic embarks on ... 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


From India to the Planet Mars: Gustav Holst

Nalini Ghuman

in Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing on new archival sources and in the contexts of Holst’s Indian studies, the music of his contemporaries Bantock and Scott, the burgeoning presence of Indian music in Britain, and the founding ... More


Hermes and Heracles

Jennifer Larson

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/9780198777342.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The similarities between the myths of Hermes (especially as presented in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes) and certain elements of the Heracles myths are substantial enough to indicate a relationship. ... 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 Odyssey in Context

M. L. West

in The Making of the Odyssey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718369
eISBN:
9780191787652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718369.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Odyssey poet knew and drew upon the Iliad, Hesiod, and some Ionian elegy and iambus. He was familiar with much of the subject matter of the Epic Cycle, and he knew poetry about Heracles’ exploits ... 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


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