Table of Contents for Homeric hymns / translated by Sarah Ruden ; introduction and notes by Sheila Murnaghan, available from the Library of Congress. Booktopia has Homeric Hymns, Hackett Classics by Sarah Ruden. Buy a discounted Paperback of Homeric Hymns online from Australia’s leading online. Homeric hymns /. translated by Sarah Ruden ; introduction and notes by Sheila Murnaghan. imprint. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Pub. Co., c description.

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Sarah Ruden is a classically trained poet and translator.

Anyone doing the Coursera class on Greek Mythology?

I love that I recognize turns of phrase and expressions that come back in other works. This single location in Western Australia: Religion and ritual Week 7: Bryn Mawr Classical Review Signed up already, I’m also taking the modern poetry course.

Perhaps Ruden could have done more with the word here, conveying the sense that Keleus is “so insightful” in the same way that Zeus has been, i. In this new translation of the Homeric HymnsSarah Ruden employs a melodious and flexible non-rhyming line of eleven syllables, offering a close approximation of Greek hexameter verse in natural English rhythms. The Best Books of Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries Others tell the stories of great heroes and heroines and their exploits and courage in the face of adversity.

Ruden’s commitment to a line of eleven syllables seems to have limited the scope for poetic expression. I’m enjoying the discussion on the books we’ve read on LT.

What are we to make of all these tales, and why do people seem to hokeric to hear them? The notes are brief and confined to explanations of mythological content such as the names and genealogy of gods and goddesses. The preface is suitable for what appears to be the target audience for this edition, undergraduates in an introductory course on mythology.

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Homeric Hymns Sarah Ruden No preview available – The University of Melbourne Library. But Ruden does a nice job with Aphrodite’s reaction to her “doing it” with a mortal: Over at The Green Dragon we’ve been reading through Coursera’s wonderful class on fantasy and science fiction. Similarly, her description of Persephone as a “trim-ankled child” later abandoned for the more conventional “slender-ankled” and “flower-faced girl” homeeic superb images lines 2 and 8, Darah to DemeterNo.

We are therefore left to wonder why, in her translation, Ruden did not reorder the hymns, grouping them by god or theme or length.

No eBook available Homeirc Publishing Amazon. But the introduction does a good job of introducing the Homeric Hymns to a general audience and assisting the inexperienced reader in reading the longer hymns, in particular. Is there one on ancient religions? About Homer Sarah Ruden, poet and essayist, received her Ph.

The class starts September 24 and runs for 10 weeks.

Skip to content Skip to search. None of your libraries hold this item. To the Mother of the Gods. Murnaghan may have been overly mindful of Hesiod’s Theogony in suggesting that the Homeric Hymns are unified by a common theme of mankind’s relation to the Olympian gods but why then is the Hymn to AphroditeNo.

This course will focus homerif the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations. Uniform Title Homeric hymns.

Still others are simple tales about otherwise unremarkable people who get into trouble or do some great deed.