In a follow-up to his previous Homeric studies, noted classicist Paolo Vivante explores Homer's verse, highlighting rhythm rather than metre. Rhythmical qualities, he argues, constitute the force of the versefor example, in the way the words take position and in the way each pause hints suspense, producing an immediate sense of time. Vivante's main concern is not with the techniques or rules of the verse-composition, but more philosophically with verse itself as a fundamental form of human expression. This study will be of interest to both students and scholars.
|Series:||Contributions to the Study of World Literature Series , #82|
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About the Author
PAOLO VIVANTE is Professor Emeritus of Classics at McGill University. He is the author of The Homeric Imagination, The Epithets in Homer, Homer, and The Iliad: Action as Poetry.
Table of Contents
Rhythm and Metre
Order of Words
Time and Verse