The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

by Andrew Sprague 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:
9781461645627
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Series:
Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
193
File size:
3 MB

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