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Homer : The Resonance of Epic

By: Graziosi, Barbara.
Contributor(s): Haubold, Johannes.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Classical Literature and Society: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (177 p.).ISBN: 9781849667463.Subject(s): Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism | Homer -- Appreciation -- Greece | Homer -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Homer : The Resonance of EpicDDC classification: 883.01 LOC classification: PA4037 .G694 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Part I. Resonance; 1. The Poet; 2. The Poems; Part II. Resonant Patterns; 3. Gods, Animals and Fate; 4. Men, Women and Society; 5. Death, Fame and Poetry; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Z
Summary: This book offers a new approach to the study of Homeric epic by combining ancient Greek perceptions of Homer with up-to-date scholarship on traditional poetry. Part I argues that, in the archaic period, the Greeks saw the lliad and Odyssey neither as literary works in the modern sense nor as the products of oral poetry. Instead, they regarded them as belonging to a much wider history of the divine cosmos, whose structures and themes are reflected in the resonant patterns of Homer''s traditional language and narrative techniques. Part II illustrates this claim by looking at some central aspects of the Homeric poems: the gods and fate, gender and society, death, fame and poetry. Each section shows how the patterns and preoccupations of Homeric storytelling reflect a historical vision that encompasses the making of the universe, from its beginnings when Heaven mated with Earth, to the present day.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Part I. Resonance; 1. The Poet; 2. The Poems; Part II. Resonant Patterns; 3. Gods, Animals and Fate; 4. Men, Women and Society; 5. Death, Fame and Poetry; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Z

This book offers a new approach to the study of Homeric epic by combining ancient Greek perceptions of Homer with up-to-date scholarship on traditional poetry. Part I argues that, in the archaic period, the Greeks saw the lliad and Odyssey neither as literary works in the modern sense nor as the products of oral poetry. Instead, they regarded them as belonging to a much wider history of the divine cosmos, whose structures and themes are reflected in the resonant patterns of Homer''s traditional language and narrative techniques. Part II illustrates this claim by looking at some central aspects of the Homeric poems: the gods and fate, gender and society, death, fame and poetry. Each section shows how the patterns and preoccupations of Homeric storytelling reflect a historical vision that encompasses the making of the universe, from its beginnings when Heaven mated with Earth, to the present day.

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Barbara Graziosi is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Durham and the author of Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic (2002). Johannes Haubold is Lecturer in Greek Literature at the University of Durham and the author of Homer's People: Epic Poetry and Social Formation (2000).

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