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Homer's People: Epic Poetry and Social Formation

Homer's People: Epic Poetry and Social Formation

by Johannes Haubold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521770092

ISBN-13: 9780521770095

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first study to examine in detail the role and character of Homer's people (Greek laoi) in Homeric storytelling, 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

Overview

This is the first study to examine in detail the role and character of Homer's people (Greek laoi) in Homeric storytelling, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770095
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,246,431
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Laoi in early Greek hexameter poetry; 2. Homer's people; 3. Laos epic in performance; Appendix A. Epic formulae; Appendix B. Ritual formulae.

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