The Seventh Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

TitleThe Seventh Homeric Hymn to Dionysus
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJaillard, D
EditorFaulkner, A
Ancient AuthorsHymni Homerici Hymn. (TLG 0013)
Book TitleThe Homeric Hymns: interpretative essays
PublisherOxford University Press

This chapter examines the epiphanic nature of the narrative of the seventh Homeric Hymn to Dionysus in relation to the other Hymns in the collection, taking into account distinctions of length, and Dionysus' presentation elsewhere in Greek literature (including Euripides' Bacchae) and art. It is argued that the focalization of the seventh Hymn on the epiphany of Dionysus upon the ship of the Tyrsenian pirates is not simply the narration of a divine epiphany; rather one finds in the Hymn the epiphanic structuring of the narrative. []


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