Relief Ceramic Plate Homeric Hymn To Dionysus Ancient Greece Greek Pottery

34,00

The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns are “Homeric” in the sense that they employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey, use many similar formulas and are couched in the same dialect. While the modern scholarly consensus is that they were not written during the lifetime of Homer himself, they were uncritically attributed to him in antiquity—from the earliest written reference to them, Thucydides (iii.104)—and the label has stuck. “The whole collection, as a collection, is Homeric in the only useful sense that can be put upon the word,” A. W. Verrall noted in 1894, “that is to say, it has come down labeled as ‘Homer’ from the earliest times of Greek book-literature.”

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Relief Ceramic Plate Homeric Hymn To Dionysus Ancient Greece Greek Pottery

34,00

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