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Includes a translation, the Greek text, a literary commentary, a discussion of the Eleusinian mysteries and related cults of Demeter, an introductory essay by H.P. Foley, and 5 previously published articles on the poem and related issues. Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-281) and indexes. Pt. 1. The Text and Translation, Commentary, and Background. Text and Translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Background: The Eleusinian Mysteries and Women's Rites for Demeter -- Pt. 2. Interpretive Essay on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Interpreting the Hymn to Demeter. The "Theology" Of the Mysteries. Variants of the Myth and the Importance of the Version in the Hymn to Demeter. Female Experience in the Hymn to Demeter. Marriage. Gender Conflict and the Cosmological Tradition. The Mother/Daughter Romance. The Psychology of the Mysteries. The Hymn to Demeter and the Polis. Christianity and the Hymn to Demeter. The Influence of the Hymn to Demeter and Its Myth -- App. Eleusis and Athens -- App. The Hymn to Demeter as a Panhellenic Poem -- Pt. 3. Further Interpretation: Contributed Articles. Withdrawal and Return: An Epic Story Pattern in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in the Homeric Poems / Mary Louise Lord. Some Functions of the Demophoon Episode in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter / Nancy Felson-Rubin and Harriet M. Deal. Concerning the Homeric Hymn to Demeter / Jean Rudhardt. Politics and Pomegranates: An Interpretation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter / Marilyn Arthur. Family Structure and Feminine Personality / Nancy Chodorow.

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  • LCC: PA4023

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  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xvi, 297 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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