The Homeric Hymns - Introduction Summary & Analysis

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Introduction Summary

This collection of spiritually oriented poems, written in praise of the Classical Greek gods, came into existence over a period of time thousands of years in the past, and provides the clearest base understanding of Classical Greek theosophy available. While repeated scholarship over the centuries has never specifically defined the authors of each poem, and while several translations of the poems have been published without defining a standard order, their central thematic intentions have remained consistently apparent. These are to remind those who hear them of the presence and power of the gods, and to explore the relationship between the gods and humanity.

In his introduction to the hymns, the author/translator/editor outlines the essential function of the hymns (poems) in relation to contemporary understanding of Classical Greek mythology and culture (see "Quotes," p.1), relating the spiritual and literary intent of the poets who created the...

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