Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198721826
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • 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
Introduction 1
1 The Use and Abuse of Homer 57
2 The Making of Homer in the Sixth Century B.C.: Rhapsodes versus Stesichorus 92
3 From the Iliad to the Odyssey 117
4 Do Homeric Heroes Make Real Decisions? 147
5 Divine and Human Causation in Homeric Epic 170
6 Affronts and Quarrels in the Iliad 203
7 Euboulia in the Iliad 220
8 Tragic Form and Feeling in the Iliad 260
9 Homer on Poetry and the Poetry of Homer 294
10 A 'Beautiful Death' and the Disfigured Corpse in Homeric Epic 311
11 The Shield of Achilles within the Iliad 342
12 The Epic Cycle and the Uniqueness of Homer 365
13 Past and Future in the Iliad 385
14 The Wrath of Thetis 409
15 Mythological Paradeigma in the Iliad 435
16 The Proem of the Iliad: Homer's Art 456
17 Iliad I. 366-92: A Mirror Story 478
Acknowledgments 496
Glossary 498
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