M. L. West, "Homeric Hymns. Homeric Apocrypha. Lives of Homer"
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0674996062 | PDF | pages: 488 | 12.2 mb
Performances of Greek epics customarily began with a hymn to a god or goddess-as Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days do. A collection of thirty-three such poems has come down to us from antiquity under the title "Hymns of Homer." This new Loeb Classical Library volume contains, in addition to the Hymns, fragments of five comic poems that were connected with Homer’s name in or just after the Classical period (but are not today believed to be by the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey). Here too is a collection of ancient accounts of the poet’s life.