Homer and the Homeric Hymns: Mythology for Reading and Composition

Homer and the Homeric Hymns: Mythology for Reading and Composition

by Helaine L. Smith

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Overview

Through eight Homeric Hymns and through excerpts from The Iliad and The Odyssey, this volume tells the story of each epic, and introduces students, teachers, and general readers to mythology and literary study. Clear and copious footnotes reveal the essence of the epic poet's art. Analytical and creative writing suggestions and sample essays provide training in composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761855613
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 08/12/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Helaine L. Smith has taught English in grades six through twelve for over thirty-five years at Hunter College High School and The Brearley School. She is the author of Masterpieces of Classic Greek Drama, journal articles for CANE and CAMWS, and pieces about teaching The Odyssey for Literary Matters. She was a reader of AP English exams for The College Board and is currently completing a book adapting Aristophanes' comedies for middle school performance.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Part I: The Gods in The Iliad
Chapter 1: Hera's Seduction of Zeus
Chapter 2: Aphrodite, Athene, and Ares on the Battlefield
Chapter 3: Hephaistos at Feast and Forge
Chapter 4: Apollo at the Ramparts
Chapter 5: Athene and Peitho
Chapter 6: Destiny and the Limits of Zeus' Power
Chapter 7: Hermes Eriounios

Part II: The Gods in The Odyssey
Chapter 8: Poseidon's Anger
Chapter 9: Athene's Humor

Chapter 10: Calypso and Hephaistos, Unlucky in Love
Chapter 11: The House of Hades

Part III: The Gods in The Homeric Hymns
Chapter 12: Aphrodite and Anchises
Chapter 13: Demeter, Persephone, and Hades
Chapter 14: Dionysos
Chapter 15: The Birth of Aphrodite, Athene, and Apollo
 
Glossary
Index
Index of citations
 

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