By Andrew Faulkner, Athanassios Vergados, Andreas Schwab
The Reception of the Homeric Hymns is a set of unique essays exploring the reception of the Homeric Hymns and different early hexameter poems within the literature and scholarship of the 1st century BC and past.
Although a lot paintings has been performed at the Hymns over the last few many years, and regardless of their significance in the Western literary culture, their impact on authors after the fourth century BC has to date bought fairly little recognition and there continues to be a lot to discover, relatively within the sector in their reception in later Greco-Roman literature and artwork. This quantity goals to deal with this hole in scholarship through discussing various Latin and Greek texts and authors around the overdue Hellenistic, Imperial, and past due vintage sessions, together with reports of significant Latin authors, resembling Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, and Byzantine authors writing in classicizing verse.
While a lot of the booklet bargains with classical reception of the Hymns, together with having a look past the textual realm to their impression on artwork, the editors and participants have prolonged its scope to incorporate dialogue of Italian literature of the 15th century, German scholarship of the 19th century, and the English Romantic poets, demonstrating the iconic legacy of the Homeric Hymns within the literary world.