The Homeric Hymns

The Homeric Hymns
Author : Homer
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2003-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9780141911175
ISBN 13 : 0141911174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Homeric Hymns Book Description:

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.


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