Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Homeric Hymn to Hermes

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Homeric Hymn to Hermes
Oliver Thomas
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The Homeric Hymn to Hermes is the longest surviving hymn from ancient Greece, our fullest source for the god Hermes, and an entertaining narrative of theft, invention, cheekiness, and learning to get along. This study contains a new text of the poem, based on advances in our understanding of its transmission, and a commentary which brings together a range of methodologies to address points of linguistic difficulty, poetic technique, and cultural background. The introduction discusses the possible context for the first performance of the hymn, and makes an original argument about the hymnist's remarkable approach to praise and to the epic tradition. This book will therefore be an essential point of reference for students and scholars interested not only in the Hymn to Hermes but in Greek literature and religion.

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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries #50: Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers - (not currently available)
Homeric Hymn to Hermes
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Oliver Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Nottingham. He is the author, with David Raeburn, of The Agamemnon of Aeschylus: A Commentary for Students (2011), and has published on a range of ancient Greek literature.

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