Contents Acknowledgements Glossary Introduction A. Faulkner and O. Hodkinson
Part 1 - The Homeric Hymns
1 Constructing a Hymnic Narrative: Tradition and Innovation in the Longer Homeric Hymns N. Richardson
2 The Silence of Zeus: Speech in the Homeric Hymns A. Faulkner
Part 2 - Hellenistic Hymns
3 Callimachus and His Narrators S.A. Stephens
4 Narrative Strategies and Hesiodic Reception in Callimachus'
5 Time and Place, Narrative and Speech in Philicus, Philodamus, and Limenius E.L. Bowie
Part 3 - Imperial Greek Hymns
6 Narrative in a Late Hymn to Dionysos (P. Ross. Georg. i.11) W.D. Furley
7 Narrative Technique and Generic Hybridity in Aelius Aristides' Prose Hymns O. Hodkinson
8 Making the Hymn: Mesomedean Narrative and the Interpretation of a Genre M. Brumbaugh
9 A Philosopher and His Muse: The Narrative of Proclus' Hymns N. Devlin
Part 4 - Orphic Hymns and "Magical Hymns"
10 The Narrative Techniques of the Orphic Hymns A-F. Morand
11 The Poet and His Addressees in Orphic Hymns M. Herrero de Jauregui
12 Hymns in the Papyri Graecae Magicae I. Petrovic Bibliography Index of Ancient Passages General Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Ancient Greek hymns traditionally include a narrative section describing episodes from the hymned deity's life. These narratives developed in parallel with epic and other narrative genres, and their study provides a different perspective on ancient Greek narrative. Within the hymn genre, the place and function of the narrative section changed over time and with different kinds of hymn (literary or cultic; religious, philosophical or magical). Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns traces developments in narrative in the hymn genre from the Homeric Hymns via Hellenistic and Imperial hymns to those in the Orphic tradition and in magical papyri, analysing them in narratological terms in order to place them in the wider context of ancient Greek narrative literature. (source: Nielsen Book Data)