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Cleanthes' Hymn to Zeus: Text, Translation, and Commentary (Johan C Thom) Paperback Book, (Mohr Siebeck, 2005) 9783161491740
Cleanthes' Hymn to Zeus: Text, Translation, and Commentary (Johan C Thom) Paperback Book, (Mohr Siebeck, 2005) 9783161491740
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Title: Cleanthes' Hymn to Zeus: Text, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Thom, Johan C

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9783161491740

Volumes: 1; Pages: xi, 207

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This book, the first complete monograph to be devoted to the Hymn to Zeus by the Stoic philosopher Cleanthes, contains a new critical text edition and English translation of the Hymn. Johan Thom analyses the composition, genre, and function of the poem in depth, arguing that the Hymn should be considered a genuine prayer.ContentsI. Introduction1. Author and Date2. Genre, Style, Function, and Setting3. Composition4. Religion and Philosophy in the Hymn to Zeus5. Transmission of the TextII. Text and Translation Plates Text TranslationIII. Commentary Invocation: Praise of Zeus (vv. 1-6) Argument: Zeus' Rule and Human Recalcitrance (vv. 7-31) Prayer: Deliverance and Insight (vv. 32-39)Bibliography 1. Cleanthes: Editions, translations, and studies of the Hymn to Zeus 2. Other ancient texts 3. Other scholarly publicationsIndices 1. Index of ancient texts 2. Index of subjects and names 3. Index of Greek terms
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