Homer on Life and Death

Homer on Life and Death

by Jasper Griffin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198140266

ISBN-13: 9780198140269

Pub. Date: 03/28/1983

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the

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This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the world both unique and profound.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198140269
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
1,073,263
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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