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Hymnic narrative and the narratology of Greek hymns

Author: Andrew Faulkner; Owen Hodkinson
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 384.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancient Greek hymns traditionally include a narrative section describing episodes from the hymned deity's life. These narratives developed in parallel with epic and other narrative genres, and their study provides a different perspective on ancient Greek narrative. Within the hymn genre, the place and function of the narrative section changed over time and with different kinds of hymn (literary or cultic; religious,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har150367985
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Faulkner; Owen Hodkinson
ISBN: 9789004288133 9004288139
OCLC Number: 904036861
Language Note: In English, with some texts in Greek.
Description: ix, 297 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Glossary --
Introduction. Hymnic narrative and the narratology of hymns / O. Hodkinson and A. faulkner --
Part 1: The Homeric Hymns --
Constructing a hymnic narrative: tradition and innovation in the longer Homeric Hymns / N. Richardson --
The silence of Zeus: speech in the Homeric Hymns / A. Faulkner --
Part 2: Hellenistic hymns: Look who's talking now: Callimachus and his narrators / S.A. Stephens --
Narrative strategies and Hesiodic reception in Callimachus' Loutra Pallados / A. Vergados --
Time and place, narrative and speech in Philicus, Philodamus, and Limenius / E. Bowie --
Part 3: Imperial Greek hymns --
Narrative in the late Hymn to Dionysos / W.D. Furley --
Narrative technique and generic hybridity in Aelius Aristides' prose hymns / O. Hodkinson --
Making the hymn: Mesomedean narrative and the interpretation of a genre / M. Brumbaugh --
A philosopher and his muse: the narrative of Proclus' hymns / N. Devlin --
Part 4: Orphic Hymns and "magical hymns" --
The narrative techniques of the Orphic Hymns / A-F. Morand --
The poet and his addressees in Orphic Hymns / M. Herrero de Jauregui --
Hymns in the Papyri Graecae magicae / I. Petrovic.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 384.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Faulkner, Owen Hodkinson.

Abstract:

Ancient Greek hymns traditionally include a narrative section describing episodes from the hymned deity's life. These narratives developed in parallel with epic and other narrative genres, and their study provides a different perspective on ancient Greek narrative. Within the hymn genre, the place and function of the narrative section changed over time and with different kinds of hymn (literary or cultic; religious, philosophical or magical). Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns traces developments in narrative in the hymn genre from the Homeric Hymns via Hellenistic and Imperial hymns to those in the Orphic tradition and in magical papyri, analysing them in narratological terms in order to place them in the wider context of ancient Greek narrative literature. Contributors are: Ewen Bowie, Michael Brumbaugh, Nicola Devlin, William D. Furley, Miguel Herrero de Jáuregi, Anne-France Morand, Ivana Petrovic, Nicholas Richardson, Susan A. Stephens, and Athanassios Vergados --

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