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Poet and translator Sarah Ruden offers a sparkling new translation of one of our prime sources for archaic Greek mythology, ritual, cosmology, and psychology. 'Some say that you were born, O Stitched-In god, / At windy Icarus or Draconum / Or Naxos or the deep-whirled Alpheus river / To Semele and Zeus who loves the thunder. / Others, my lord, claim Thebes was your beginning -- / Liars. Far off from men, creation's father / Engendered you unknown to white-armed Hera... Hardback edition also available: 0872207269, £24.95.
Poet and classicist Sarah Ruden received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University.Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
|Note on the Text||xxiv|
|10. To Aphrodite||72||(1)|
|11. To Athena||73||(1)|
|12. To Hera||74||(1)|
|13. To Demeter||75||(1)|
|14. To the Mother of the Gods||76||(1)|
|15. To Lion-hearted Heracles||77||(1)|
|16. To Asclepius||78||(1)|
|17. To the Dioscuri||79||(1)|
|18. To Hermes||80||(1)|
|19. To Pan||81||(2)|
|20. To Hephaestus||83||(1)|
|21. To Apollo||84||(1)|
|22. To Poseidon||85||(1)|
|23. To Zeus||86||(1)|
|24. To Hestia||87||(1)|
|25. To the Muses and Apollo||88||(1)|
|26. To Dionysus||89||(1)|
|27. To Artemis||90||(1)|
|28. To Athena||91||(1)|
|29. To Hestia||92||(1)|
|30. To Earth, Mother of All Things||93||(1)|
|31. To Helios||94||(1)|
|32. To Selene||95||(1)|
|33. To the Dioscuri||96||(1)|
|34. To Guest-friends||97||(1)|
|Glossary of Names||98||(5)|