Modern scholarship on the Homeric Hymns

TitleModern scholarship on the Homeric Hymns
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFaulkner, A
EditorFaulkner, A
Ancient AuthorsHymni Homerici Hymn. (TLG 0013)
Book TitleThe Homeric Hymns: interpretative essays
PublisherOxford University Press

This chapter gives an overview of issues central to the interpretation of the Homeric Hymns, and provides a foundation for approaching the arguments advanced in the subsequent chapters of the book. Distinct sections examine the history of scholarship on the Hymns, the extent to which the poems can be considered examples of oral poetry, the Hymns' dates, circumstances of composition, language, and performance contexts. []


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