The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: some central questions revisited

TitleThe Homeric Hymn to Demeter: some central questions revisited
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRichardson, N
EditorFaulkner, A
Ancient AuthorsHymni Homerici Hymn. (TLG 0013)
Book TitleThe Homeric Hymns: interpretative essays
PublisherOxford University Press

This chapter revisits key issues for the interpretation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter since the publication of Nicholas Richardson's commentary on the poem in 1974. Issues examined include the Hymn's language and style in relation to other early hexameter poetry, its relationship to the cults of Demeter and Persephone in Eleusis, its structure and narrative, and gender conflict in the poem. []


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