Episode 23: Homeric Hymn to Apollo Part 3 (Conclusion)


We pick up the pace of our analysis and finish off the Homeric Hymn to Apollo in part 3, covering the second, or Pythian, half of the hymn. Here we learn about Apollo’s connection with Delphi and how he establishes power in a way similar to Zeus.



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Source Passages

Homeric Hymn to Apollo

Translation Sources

Homeric Hymn to Apollo. Translated by Susan C. Shelmerdine. Focus Publishing: 1995.

Selected Sources

William J. Broad. The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind its Lost Secrets. Penguin. 2006.


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This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

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