Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

10-2011

Abstract

R. offers a new edition of Hymns 3, 4 and 5. The volume follows the typical Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics format and includes a broad discussion of the Homeric Hymns, individual introductions for each hymn discussed, a section on the Homeric Hymns and Hellenistic poetry, a chapter on the transmission of the text, and three maps. R.’s text is based on previous editions, and he uses Càssola’s apparatus criticus as his ‘base’ (p. 33). In his general introduction, R. elegantly deals with questions of dating, authorship, the order of the poems and their function as preludes. The individual introductions for Hymns 3, 4 and 5 offer excellent summaries and discussions of the poems’ structure and themes, and R. thoroughly and admirably presents the ancient testimonia.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1017/S0009840X11000722

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Classical Review

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