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Homer: German Scholarship in Translation

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Overview

This book offers translations of ten influential articles and extracts on Homer by such prestigious German scholars as Wolfgang Schadewaldt, Karl Reinhardt, and Hermann Fraenkel. Ranging through such topics as similes, the adventures of Odysseus, Homeric-period social life, these key works will open entirely new perspectives for teachers and scholars in the English-speaking world. An accompanying introduction places the articles in context with contemporary scholarly concerns.

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Makes ten influential articles and extracts from books accessible to English monoglots. Works spanning the last half century by such scholars as Wolfgang Schadewaldt, Karl Feinhardt, and Hermann Fr<:a>kel examine such topics as similes, the end of the , the adventures of Odysseus, the meeting of Hector and Andromache, ring-composition, the Telemachy, and Homeric social life. An introduction places the treatments into the context of contemporary scholarly concerns. Quotations are from well-known direct English translations rather than from German versions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198147329
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/12/1998
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
References for Introduction 42
The Sociology of the Homeric Epics 47
The 'Inner Composition' of the Speeches in the Iliad 71
Essence and Nature of the Homeric Similes 103
Hector and Andromache 124
Achilles' Decision 143
The Judgement of Paris 170
The Fight for Justice and Departure of Telemachus 192
Homer and the Telemachy, Circe and Calypso, The Phaeacians 217
The Song of Ares and Aphrodite: On the Relationship between the Odyssey and the Iliad 249
The Ending of the Odyssey: Linguistic Problems 263
Index Locorum 321
General Index 337
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