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The Homeric Hymns
by Homer and Jules Cashford and Nicholas Richardson


Overview - Composed for recitation at festivals, these 33 songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods, and dramatise the moments when they first appear before mortals.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Composed for recitation at festivals, these 33 songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods, and dramatise the moments when they first appear before mortals. Together they offer the most vivid picture we have of the Greek view of the relationship between the divine and human worlds.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780140437829
  • ISBN-10: 0140437827
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: November 2003
  • Page Count: 174
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.08 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.39 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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