A Commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes: Introduction, Text and Commentary (Texte und Kommentare, Band 41)
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Aims and Scope
The Hymn to Hermes, whereas definitely the main fun of the so-called Homeric Hymns, additionally provides an array of not easy difficulties. in precisely 580 traces, the child god invents the lyre and sings a hymn to himself, travels from Cyllene to Pieria to thieve Apollo’s farm animals, organizes a banquet on the river Alpheios the place he serves the beef of 2 of the stolen animals, cunningly defends his innocence, and is ultimately reconciled to Apollo, to whom he supplies the lyre in trade for the livestock. This publication presents the 1st specific observation committed particularly to this strange poem considering the fact that Radermacher’s 1931 variation. The remark will pay precise cognizance to linguistic, philological, and interpretive concerns. it really is preceded via an in depth creation that addresses the Hymn’s principles on poetry and tune, the poem’s humour, the Hymn’s relation to different archaic hexameter literature either in thematic and technical features, the poem’s reception in later literature, its constitution, the difficulty of its date and position of composition, and the query of its transmission. The severe textual content, in accordance with F. Càssola’s version, is provided with an gear of formulaic parallels in archaic hexameter poetry in addition to attainable verbal echoes in later literature.
Athanassios Vergados, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, andNational and Kapodistrian college of Athens, Greece.
xiv, 718 pages
Language: English, historic Greek
Type of booklet: Commentary
Keywords: Homeric Hymns; Hermes; Poetry; Greek; faith
Scripts (see app.crit.) additionally violates this legislations: Ν 7.358* = 12.232*). Naeke’s legislation, that the bucolic diaeresis isn't preceded via reduced in size «), fourth biceps, isn't saw on the following verses30: sixty seven ( one zero five ( φ ), 116 ( «, even though « will be read), 123 ( ), one hundred seventy five (φ ), 207 ($ «), 223 (Ν ), 237 ( #), 253 ( ), 254 ( ), 263 (Ν ), 265 ( ) ), 283 ( σ), 286 ($ «), 290 (cf. 67), 314 ( «), 340 ( «, although « may be read), 343 ($ ), 358 (cf. 67), 363 (cf. 263), 377 (cf. 265), 457 ( , potentially corrupt),.
Poetry, and prophecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4 Hermes’ misleading language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. Humour within the Homeric Hymn to Hermes . . . . . . . . . . . four. Relation to archaic literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1.1 Vocabulary: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . phrases attested so far basically in h.Herm. (42) – phrases which h.Herm. stocks with Hesiod yet now not with Homer (42) – phrases and.
Poem merely the 1st stanza survives: M ,K «Κ = « , μ okay «, φ ) † «† Hail, lord of Cyllene, for my middle needs to compliment you, whom Maia bore on splendid(?) mountain peaks, having mingled with the son of Cronus, the king of all. the following we meet a number of parts one expects at a hymnal starting: the salutation to the god ( ; cf. 30n.), his birth-place or significant cultplace, a connection with the poet’s activity (Κ ), and the god’s parentage. 1 Overviews of (some) of the story’s types are available in.
whereas it gains the previous guy at Onchestos whom we come across at 89–93. It additionally offers Apollo repeating Hermes’ trip at 64–141 (B), i.e. from Pieria to Boeotia, Pylos, and eventually to Cyllene and Maia’s cave.5 All in all, whereas the tale follows a linear pattern, i.e. Hermes’ ascent from his collapse Cyllene to Olympus (A to A’), it provides this trip additionally in a round approach, and the development of the narrative proves to be hugely refined. Ring composition characterizes the narrative,.
Hymns via Orpheus and Proclus, Homeric Hymns 3–4.80). At = Athous Vatopedi 671, fifteenth c. (Sophocles, Aj., El., OT, E. Hec., Or., Ph., Homeric Hymns 3–33, epigram « «, [Hdt.] Vita Homeri, Callimachus) copied by way of Girard of outdated Patras whose task falls among ca. 1420 and 1443. = Bruxellensis seventy four (11377–11380) finish of 15th–beginning of sixteenth c. copied by means of Aristoboulos Diaconos, son of Michael Apostolios (Theognis, Homeric Hymns 3–33, Moschus, Amor fugitivus, Hymns by way of Orpheus and Proclus). Harv. =.