Pope, Homer, and Manliness : Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning
By: Williams, Carolyn D.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: Homer: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (235 p.).ISBN: 9781317694755.Subject(s): Classicism -- England -- History -- 18th century | English poetry -- Greek influences | Epic poetry, Greek -- Appreciation -- England | Greek language -- Translating into English -- History | Homer -- Translations into English -- History and criticism | Literature and society -- England -- History -- 18th century | Masculinity in literature | Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Knowledge -- Language and languages | Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Knowledge and learning | Translating and interpreting -- England -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pope, Homer, and Manliness : Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical LearningDDC classification: 821.5 | 821/.5 LOC classification: PR3637.M36 W55 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Unspecified references; Introduction; Part I Manliness in early modern Britain; 1 Manliness and the body politic; 2 Manly learning; Part II Gender in Pope's Homer; 3 Manly ways; 4 Father of virtue; 5 The other sex; 6 The judgment of ladies; Part III The poet speaks; 7 My country's poet; Bibliography; Index
The author here reassesses the concept of 'masculinity', and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values in eighteenth-century classical learning. Pope's Homer ensured the continuation of the tradition of using the Iliad and Odyssey to teach privileged boys how to become more 'manly'. This book examines this pedagogy in its socio-literary context, and concludes that Pope's Homer emerges as a relic of the
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