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Who Wrote the Homeric Hymns?

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Question: Who Wrote the Homeric Hymns?
Answer: Although the Homeric Hymns were ascribed to Homer, the Homeric Hymns were probably written substantially later, probably between the 8th and 6th century B.C. They were not all written at the same time. The Homeric Hymns consist of 34 poems to the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, which include legends involving the gods, and are written in epic hexameter.

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