The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

by Andrew Sprague Becker, Sprague Andrew Becker
     
 

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In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description. Becker also enters into a fiercely raging literary debate about the modernist, self-conscious elements of Homeric narrative.

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In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description. Becker also enters into a fiercely raging literary debate about the modernist, self-conscious elements of Homeric narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847679980
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Series:
Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches Series
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

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