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Homeric Hymns
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I. Genre and presentation

The term Homeric Hymns (HH) refers to thirty-three poems in dactylic hexameters, which have been preserved together with the hymns of  Callimachus [3], the Orphic hymns ( Orphism), and the hymns of  Proclus [2], and are addressed to single Olympic deities or to a group of Olympic deities acting as a unity (text: [1; 2; 4; 8]). The length of the hymns addressed to  Apollo (H. Hom. 3),  Hermes (H. Hom. 4) and  Aphrodite (H. Hom. 6) is comparable to that of an indi…

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Furley, William D. (Heidelberg), “Homeric Hymns”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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