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The Homeric Hymn to Demeter:
Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays
Edited by Helene P. Foley

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The Text and Translation, Commentary, and Background1
Text and Translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter2
Commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter28
Background: The Eleusinian Mysteries and Women's Rites for Demeter65
Pt. 2Interpretive Essay on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter77
Interpreting the Hymn to Demeter83
The "Theology" Of the Mysteries84
Variants of the Myth and the Importance of the Version in the Hymn to Demeter97
Female Experience in the Hymn to Demeter103
Marriage104
Gender Conflict and the Cosmological Tradition112
The Mother/Daughter Romance118
The Psychology of the Mysteries137
The Hymn to Demeter and the Polis142
Christianity and the Hymn to Demeter150
The Influence of the Hymn to Demeter and Its Myth151
App. Eleusis and Athens169
App. The Hymn to Demeter as a Panhellenic Poem175
Pt. 3Further Interpretation: Contributed Articles179
Withdrawal and Return: An Epic Story Pattern in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in the Homeric Poems181
Some Functions of the Demophoon Episode in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter190
Concerning the Homeric Hymn to Demeter198
Politics and Pomegranates: An Interpretation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter212
Family Structure and Feminine Personality243
Bibliography267
Index Locorum283
General Index289

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