Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad

Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad

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by Douglas L. Cairns
     
 

ISBN-10: 019872182X

ISBN-13: 9780198721826

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This anthology makes accessible to the reader sixteen of the most important studies of Homer and the Iliad to appear in the last forty years. The essays, by leading Homeric scholars from Great Britain, the United States, and Europe, deal not only with the aesthetics and artistry of the Iliad as a poetic artefact, but with its historical context,…  See more details below

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This anthology makes accessible to the reader sixteen of the most important studies of Homer and the Iliad to appear in the last forty years. The essays, by leading Homeric scholars from Great Britain, the United States, and Europe, deal not only with the aesthetics and artistry of the Iliad as a poetic artefact, but with its historical context, its cultural background, and its ethical and political framework.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198721826
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction1
1The Use and Abuse of Homer57
2The Making of Homer in the Sixth Century B.C.: Rhapsodes versus Stesichorus92
3From the Iliad to the Odyssey117
4Do Homeric Heroes Make Real Decisions?147
5Divine and Human Causation in Homeric Epic170
6Affronts and Quarrels in the Iliad203
7Euboulia in the Iliad220
8Tragic Form and Feeling in the Iliad260
9Homer on Poetry and the Poetry of Homer294
10A 'Beautiful Death' and the Disfigured Corpse in Homeric Epic311
11The Shield of Achilles within the Iliad342
12The Epic Cycle and the Uniqueness of Homer365
13Past and Future in the Iliad385
14The Wrath of Thetis409
15Mythological Paradeigma in the Iliad435
16The Proem of the Iliad: Homer's Art456
17Iliad I. 366-92: A Mirror Story478
Acknowledgments496
Glossary498

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