Event and Artefact: The Homeric Hymn to Apollo, Archaic Lyric, and Early Greek Literary History

TitleEvent and Artefact: The Homeric Hymn to Apollo, Archaic Lyric, and Early Greek Literary History
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSpelman, H
EditorBudelmann, F, Phillips, T
Ancient AuthorsHymni Homerici Hymn. (TLG 0013)
Book TitleTextual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece
PublisherOxford University Press
CityOxford
ISBN9780198805823
Abstract

This chapter examines the Homeric Hymn to Apollo as a case study in order to explore early Greek ideas of authorship, occasionality, literary permanence, and reception. The comparanda deployed come from archaic lyric and especially from Pindar’s epinicians. The first section claims that the speaker identifies himself as Homer and discusses some implications for how audiences conceptualize the hymn. The second section describes how the hymn anticipates its own reception on Delos and abroad. Getting the most out of this text, it is proposed, involves approaching it both as an enacted event and as a perpetuated artefact. The conclusion attempts to account for congruencies with lyric. [https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198805823.001.0001/oso-9780198805823-chapter-7]

DOI10.1093/oso/9780198805823.003.0007

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