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The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle
     

The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle

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by Jonathan S. Burgess
 

ISBN-10: 080187890X

ISBN-13: 9780801878909

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Although the Iliad and Odyssey narrate only relatively small portions of the Trojan War and its aftermath, for centuries these works have overshadowed other, more comprehensive narratives of the conflict, particularly the poems known as the Epic Cycle. In The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle, Jonathan Burgess challenges

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Although the Iliad and Odyssey narrate only relatively small portions of the Trojan War and its aftermath, for centuries these works have overshadowed other, more comprehensive narratives of the conflict, particularly the poems known as the Epic Cycle. In The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle, Jonathan Burgess challenges Homer's authority on the war's history and the legends surrounding it, placing the Iliad and Odyssey in the larger, often overlooked context of the entire body of Greek epic poetry of the Archaic Age. He traces the development and transmission of the Cyclic poems in ancient Greek culture, comparing them to later Homeric poems and finding that they were far more influential than has previously been thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801878909
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Note to Readerxiii
List of Abbreviationsxv
Introduction1
1The Epic Cycle and the Tradition of the Trojan War7
Origins of the Cycle Poems
The Manufacture of the Epic Cycle
The "Cyclic" Tradition of the Trojan War
"Cyclic" Trojan War Images
Later Manifestations
2Homer and the Tradition of the Trojan War47
"Cyclic" Myth in the Homeric Poems
The Date of the Homeric Poems
Iliadic Images
Cyclops: Image and Folktale
Homeric Passages
3The Epic Cycle and Homer132
Cropping around the Homeric Poems
Extent of the Cycle Poems
Homeric Influence on the Epic Cycle?
Non-Homeric Aspects of the Epic Cycle
Conclusion172
Appendix APhotius and Proclus177
Appendix BSchematization of R. Cook's Tables181
Appendix CTrojan War Images to 600 B.C.E.183
Appendix DBlinding and Escape Images188
Appendix ESelect Epic Passages Featuring Leaves190
Notes193
References259
Index279

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