Table of Contents for Homeric hymns / translated by Sarah Ruden ; introduction and notes by Sheila Murnaghan, available from the Library of Congress. Booktopia has Homeric Hymns, Hackett Classics by Sarah Ruden. Buy a discounted Paperback of Homeric Hymns online from Australia’s leading online. Homeric hymns /. translated by Sarah Ruden ; introduction and notes by Sheila Murnaghan. imprint. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Pub. Co., c description.

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Ancient History 2, members 11, messages About This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic. Lists What are lists? I love that I recognize turns of phrase and expressions that come back in other works. Thanks for pushing me to finally read Homer and the Greek myths properly.

There are also several hyymns textbooks on Greek mythology that offer prose translations of the longer, more commonly-assigned hymns. Still others are simple tales about otherwise unremarkable people who get into trouble or do some great deed. Uniform Ruuden Homeric hymns.

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Ruden is clearly a writer with considerable skill in poetic expression. The text comes with a preface, glossary, and notes supplied by Professor Sheila Murnaghan of the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, there is no translator’s preface. For decades, the only easily-available translation in English was the lumbering translation by Hugh Evelyn-White in the Loeb Classical Library.

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Are they a window on the homeriic recesses of a particular culture? Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. I’m enjoying the discussion on the books we’ve read on LT. This single location in Tasmania: The class starts September 24 and runs for 10 weeks. Is Ruden aiming for literal accuracy or poetic effect?


Homeric Hymns

Furthermore, it is regretable that the first hymn in the collection, the Hymn to Dionysus No. I’m intrigued, but my health is not good right now so I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep up. Related resource Table of contents at http: You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Identity and signs Week 5: The preface is suitable for what appears to be the target audience for this edition, undergraduates in an introductory course on mythology.

Sheila Murnaghan’s Introduction situates the Hymns within the mythological and performative traditions that gave rise to them. Introduction, translation, and notes are all of superior quality. We are also left to wonder why Ruden went with the title Homeric Hymns when the preface correctly points out that the attribution of the hymns to Homer is untenable and the description of these poems as hymns is likely erroneous.

The participle “splitting” strikes me as too active a verb for the moon, which passes silently in the night and passively reflects the light of the sun. LibraryThing All topics Hot topics Book discussions. In this new translation of the Homeric HymnsSarah Ruden employs a melodious and flexible non-rhyming line of eleven syllables, offering a close approximation of Greek hexameter verse in natural English rhythms.


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But the introduction does a good job of introducing the Homeric Hymns to a general audience and assisting the inexperienced reader in reading the longer hymns, in particular. Notes and a Glossary of Names are included.

Perhaps Ruden could have done more hymna the word here, conveying the sense that Keleus is “so insightful” in the same way that Zeus has been, i.

Sep 13,8: Perhaps it is asking too much of a translation to convey all the possible nuances of a text, but it is dangerous to rely on footnotes to explain hokeric the text is supposed to mean. None of your libraries hold this item.

Skip to content Skip to search. There have also been translations into English verse by Charles Boer ; 2nd ed.

Others tell the stories of great heroes and heroines and their exploits and courage in the face of adversity. Homer, epic poetry, and Trojan legends Week 2: The result is a Homeric Hymns riden by its accuracy, simplicity, and economy of movement.

Ancient History 2, members 11, messages. I don’t think there is one, groovykinda. These online bookshops told us they have this item: I’m enjoying the poetry course, great format. Looking for beautiful books?

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