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Approaches to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

Approaches to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

by Kostas Myrsiades

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ISBN-13: 9781433108853
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/30/2009
Series: American University Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Kostas Myrsiades is Professor of Comparative Literature and English at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is a distinguished translator and neohellenist and the first American to receive the Gold Medallion for his translations from the Hellenic Society of Translators of Literature. His work in Greek letters is not only demonstrated in his 18 published books and numerous articles on modern and ancient Greek literature but also in the many invited lectures he has delivered for such groups as the Jane Globus Seminar Series Lecture at Baruch College, the Elytis Chair Lecture Series of Poetry and Neohellenic Studies at Rutgers, and the Embassy of Greece/National Library of Canada Lecture at Ottawa. He is the editor of College Literature, a quarterly of literary criticism, theory, and pedagogy, which has been the recipient of six awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, including the Phoenix Award for distinguished editorial achievement.

Table of Contents

Contents: Kostas Myrsiades: Why Teach Homer? – John Miles Foley: «Reading Homer» through Oral Tradition – Damian Stocking: Res Agens: Towards an Ontology of the Homeric Self – Kalliopi Nikolopoulou: Feet, Fate, and Finitude: On Standing and Inertia in the Iliad – Casey Dué: Learning Lessons from the Trojan War: Briseis and the Theme of Force – Matthew Clark: Poulydamas and Hektor – William Duffy: Aias and the Gods – Joe Wilson: Homer and the Will of Zeus – Rick M. Newton: Assembly and Hospitality in the Cyclôpeia – Mihoko Zuzuki: Rewriting the Odyssey in the Twenty-First Century: Mary Zimmerman’s Odyssey and Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad.

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