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Homer's People : Epic Poetry and Social Formation

By: Haubold, Johannes.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cambridge Classical Studies: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (258 p.).ISBN: 9780511409196.Subject(s): Community life in literature | Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism | Homer -- Political and social views | Literature and society -- Greece | Oral-formulaic analysis | Politics and literature -- Greece | Social structure in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Homer's People : Epic Poetry and Social FormationDDC classification: 883/.01 LOC classification: PA4037 -- .H38 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Series Page -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- Between the omnipresent hero and the absent polis -- 1 LAOI IN EARLY GREEK HEXAMETER POETRY -- 'Shepherd of the people' -- Privilege and obligation -- An epic ideal -- The failed ideal -- Social structures -- An incurable imbalance -- Negative reciprocity -- Society and the stone -- 'The people of the Achaeans' -- Conclusion -- 2 HOMER'S PEOPLE -- Laoi in the Iliad -- The theme -- Agamemnon -- Achilles -- Hector -- The people at the end -- Conclusion -- Laoi in the Odyssey -- The theme
Laoi and companions -- Laoi and suitors -- The people at the end -- The group dies for its leader -- The leader kills his group -- Conclusion -- 3 LAOS EPIC IN PERFORMANCE -- Some preliminary considerations -- Homer's people outside Homer -- Similarities -- Differences -- The founding people -- Leos ritual -- Ritual formulae -- A festival of institutional progress -- Laos epic in performance -- Conclusion -- APPENDIX A EPIC FORMULAE -- A.1 'Shepherd of the people' etc -- A.2 'Saving the people' -- A.3 'Destroying the people' -- A.4 'Gathering the people' -- A.5 'Dispersing the people'
A.6 Interaction between group and leader -- A.7 The activity of the herald -- A.8 The inclusive nature of Homer's people -- A.9 'Many people' -- A.10 'The people of the Achaeans' -- APPENDIX B RITUAL FORMULAE -- B. 1 'Hear, ye people' etc -- B.2 'Come hither, all ye people' etc -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- GENERAL INDEX -- INDEX OF PASSAGES CITED
Summary: This book examines the role and character of Homer's people, laoi, in Homeric story-telling, arguing that Homeric poetry is crucially concerned with the people as a basis for communal life. Both The Iliad and The Odyssey are read as sustained meditations on the processes involved in protecting and destroying the people. The investigation draws on a wide range of approaches from formulaic analysis to the study of early performance contexts. From a close reading of the Homeric epics, Homer's people emerge as a community without effective social structures. When this is viewed from the perspectiv
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Cover -- Series Page -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- Between the omnipresent hero and the absent polis -- 1 LAOI IN EARLY GREEK HEXAMETER POETRY -- 'Shepherd of the people' -- Privilege and obligation -- An epic ideal -- The failed ideal -- Social structures -- An incurable imbalance -- Negative reciprocity -- Society and the stone -- 'The people of the Achaeans' -- Conclusion -- 2 HOMER'S PEOPLE -- Laoi in the Iliad -- The theme -- Agamemnon -- Achilles -- Hector -- The people at the end -- Conclusion -- Laoi in the Odyssey -- The theme

Laoi and companions -- Laoi and suitors -- The people at the end -- The group dies for its leader -- The leader kills his group -- Conclusion -- 3 LAOS EPIC IN PERFORMANCE -- Some preliminary considerations -- Homer's people outside Homer -- Similarities -- Differences -- The founding people -- Leos ritual -- Ritual formulae -- A festival of institutional progress -- Laos epic in performance -- Conclusion -- APPENDIX A EPIC FORMULAE -- A.1 'Shepherd of the people' etc -- A.2 'Saving the people' -- A.3 'Destroying the people' -- A.4 'Gathering the people' -- A.5 'Dispersing the people'

A.6 Interaction between group and leader -- A.7 The activity of the herald -- A.8 The inclusive nature of Homer's people -- A.9 'Many people' -- A.10 'The people of the Achaeans' -- APPENDIX B RITUAL FORMULAE -- B. 1 'Hear, ye people' etc -- B.2 'Come hither, all ye people' etc -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- GENERAL INDEX -- INDEX OF PASSAGES CITED

This book examines the role and character of Homer's people, laoi, in Homeric story-telling, arguing that Homeric poetry is crucially concerned with the people as a basis for communal life. Both The Iliad and The Odyssey are read as sustained meditations on the processes involved in protecting and destroying the people. The investigation draws on a wide range of approaches from formulaic analysis to the study of early performance contexts. From a close reading of the Homeric epics, Homer's people emerge as a community without effective social structures. When this is viewed from the perspectiv

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