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Title: Three Homeric Hymns: To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite. Hymns 3, 4, and 5. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics.
Author(s): Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.04.02 Nicholas Richardson (ed.
Publisher: Cambridge/New York:  Cambridge University Press,
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 0521457742
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From the Bryn Mawr Classic Review:
This "Green and Yellow" commentary on three of the four longer Homeric Hymns effectively supplants the treatment of them in the full edition of Allen, Halliday and Sikes. It also complements the larger-scale commentary by Richardson himself on the Hymn to Demeter and that by Faulkner, one of his doctoral students, on the Hymn to Aphrodite.1 Richardson states that his goal has been "to enable students of these delightful poems both to understand and to enjoy them more fully" (p. ix). By drawing on years of teaching and of supervising graduate work on these texts (p. x), he has achieved exactly that for these early hexameter poems about the exploits of three Olympian deities.

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These lively narrative poems, attributed in antiquity to Homer, are works of great charm. Composed for recitation at festivals in honour of the gods, they tell of Apollo's birth on the island of Delos and his foundation of the Delphic oracle; Hermes' invention of the lyre and theft of his brother Apollo's cattle; and Aphrodite's love affair with the mortal Anchises. This edition offers a new text of these poems. The Introduction discusses among other things the nature and purpose of the poems in general, their origins, their structure and themes. The Commentary brings out the individual character of each Hymn, by analyzing in depth its language and literary qualities, and also its religious and historical aspects. The aim is to make these Hymns more accessible to students of Greek literature, and help them to appreciate the poems more fully as major works of early Greek poetry.

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