Flesh and Spirit in the Songs of Homer: A Study of Words and Myths

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Overview

This book offers a newly integrated interpretation of Homeric man. The author starts with the working hypothesis that, in this poetry, the human being is not divided into two parts - inner and outer; body and soul; flesh and spirit - but stands as an indivisible unity. The last part of this analysis leads to a reassessment of the Homeric psuche.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198152637
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford Classical Monographs Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Texts, Abbreviations, and Commentaries
Pt. I Prologue
1 Homeric Words and Homeric Ideas
2 The Categories of Body and Soul
Pt. II The Language of Thought and Life
3 The Breath of Life and the Meaning of [actual symbol not reproducible]
4 Mental Life and the Body
Pt. III Death and the Afterlife
5 The Dying Gasp and the Journey to Hades
6 The Corpse and the Afterlife
Pt. IV The Shaping of Myth
7 The Personalities of Death
8 Conclusion: The Dynamics of Mythical Image-making
Epilogue: Flesh and Spirit in Language and Lore after Homer
References
Index of Words
Index of Passages
General Index
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