The earliest phases in the reception of the Homeric Hymns

TitleThe earliest phases in the reception of the Homeric Hymns
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsNagy, G
EditorFaulkner, A
Ancient AuthorsHymni Homerici Hymn. (TLG 0013), Thucydides Hist. (TLG 0003)
Book TitleThe Homeric Hymns: interpretative essays
Pagination280-333
PublisherOxford University Press
CityOxford
ISBN9780199589036
Abstract

This chapter examines the earliest phases of the transmission and reception of the Homeric Hymns from the perspective of oral poetics and performance. Particular attention is given to the long Homeric Hymn to Apollo and the quotations and commentary on that Hymn by the fifth‐century historian Thucydides. Close attention is given to the performance context of the Homeric Hymns and their relationship