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The Resource The politics of Olympus: form and meaning in the major Homeric hymns

The politics of Olympus: form and meaning in the major Homeric hymns

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The politics of Olympus: form and meaning in the major Homeric hymns
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The politics of Olympus: form and meaning in the major Homeric hymns
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Language
eng
Summary
Jenny Strauss Clay demonstrates how four mythological narratives--devoted to Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, and Demeter--not only constitute Panhellenic compositions with a consistent theological viewpoint and unified generic identity, but also give one of the clearest accounts of Olympian politics. As critical chapters in the early history of the Olympian family, these hymns each begin from a point of crisis within the pantheon, such as the birth of the new divinity Apollo, and address the acquisition or redistribution of powers and privileges within the Olympian hierarchy. Clay shows that resolution of conflict in each case proceeds from a plan of Zeus that leads to a new and permanent ordering of relations among the gods as well as between gods and humans. Since the author views these narratives as vehicles of change both on Olympus and on earth, inaugurating new eras in the divine and human cosmos, she provides a linear analysis of each hymn. Her study places the major Homeric Hymns alongside epic and theogonic poetry as creations of high quality, subtlety, and charm and as documents of sustained and systematic theological speculation
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Clay, Jenny Strauss
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Political poetry, Greek
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical)
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Literary form
  • Homer
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The politics of Olympus: form and meaning in the major Homeric hymns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780691067759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The politics of Olympus: form and meaning in the major Homeric hymns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780691067759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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