Homeric Hymns

devotional songs sung in honor of a deity

poetic (traditional poetic meter, formulae and vocabulary)

used as prooimia or preludes or warm-ups to performances of Homerís epics


elements of prayer

"Hail" or "Farewell" as salutatory or propitiatory

comic (Homeric Hymn to Hermes)

narrative elements (Homeric Hymns to Hermes, Demeter, Apollo, Dionysus, and Aphrodite)

This material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at toms@monm.edu.

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