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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hymn to Demeter.,
  • Homeric hymns -- Translations into English.,
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical) -- Translations into English.,
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical) -- History and criticism.,
  • Demeter (Greek deity) in literature.,
  • Eleusinian mysteries in literature.,
  • Demeter (Greek deity) -- Poetry.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesHymn to Demeter. English & Greek. 1993.
Statementedited by Helene P. Foley.
ContributionsFoley, Helene P., 1942-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA4023.H83 H66 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 297 p. :
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1393594M
ISBN 100691068437, 0691014795
LC Control Number93000761

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The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C. E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her for part of each year. 1 The Greeks feared to name Pluto directly and mentioned him by one of many descriptive titles, such as “Host of Many”: compare the Christian use of ὁ διάβολος or our “Evil One.”. 2 Demeter chooses the lowlier seat, supposedly as being more suitable to her assumed condition, but really because in her sorrow she refuses all comforts.. 3 An act of communion —the drinking of.   The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late 7th or early 6th century BCE, reflects on the psychological & religious world of ancient Greek women. It tells how Hades abducted Persephone & how her mother, the grain goddess Demeter, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her part of each year/5. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5.

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C.E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her for part of each year.4/5(1). The Homeric "Hymn to Demeter", composed in the late seventh or early sixth century BCE, is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow. Thomas W. Allen, E. E. Sikes, Commentary on the Homeric Hymns, HYMN TO DEMETER Cross-references in notes to this page (2): Apollodorus, Library, Apollod. Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Translated by Gregory Nagy. 1 I begin to sing of Demeter, the holy goddess with the beautiful hair.. And her daughter [Persephone] too. The one with the delicate ankles, whom Hadês [1]. seized. She was given away by Zeus, the loud-thunderer, the one who sees far and wide.

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays (Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology Book 97) - Kindle edition by Foley, Helene P.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Translation, Commentary, and Manufacturer: Princeton University Press. Title: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays Publisher: Princeton University Press Editor: Helene P. Foley Pages: pp Price: $ ISBN: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter is perhaps best recognized as the “Persephone myth,” and this version of it is the oldest literate form known. For all of its popularity and importance, however, it is. However, the interest of the Hymn to Demeter is perfectly human, for the Goddess is in sorrow, and is mingling with men. The Hymn to Aphrodite, too, is Homeric in its grace, and charm, and divine sense of human limitations, of old age that comes on the fairest, as Tithonus and Anchises; of . "The Hymn to Demeter" recounts the story of the earth/mother goddess Demeter's obsessed search for her kidnapped daughter, how she neglected the earth as a result of her obsession, and how her joy when her daughter was returned to her brought life back to what her abandonment had left barren.