Achilles beside Gilgamesh

Achilles beside Gilgamesh

Achilles. beside. Gilgamesh. It is widely recognised that the epics of Homer are closely related to the earlier mythology and literature of the ancient Near East, above all the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh. But how should this influence ...

Author: Michael Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481786

Category: History

Page: 413

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Interprets the poetic meaning of the Iliad in relation to the heroic literature of the Ancient Near East.
Categories: History

Homer Iliad Book I

Homer  Iliad Book I

(2001) “'Heart-cutting talk': Homeric κερτομέω and related words,” CQ 51: 329–38 (2004) “Manhood and heroism,” in CCH: 74–90 (2019) Achilles beside Gilgamesh: mortality and wisdom in early epic poetry. Cambridge Clay, J. S. (1989) The ...

Author: Seth L. Schein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108351911

Category: History

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Book I of the Iliad marks the beginning of the first surviving work of Greek literature. This edition with commentary enables readers at all levels to interpret the poetry with heightened pleasure and understanding. It provides help with the morphology, grammar, and syntax of Homeric Greek, situates the poem in its historical and poetic contexts, and elucidates its traditional language, meter, rhetoric, and style, as well as its distinctive transformation of traditional mythology and narrative motifs in accordance with its own interests, values, and poetic purposes. It also addresses the programmatic contrast in Book I between gods and humans; the characterization of both major and minor figures; and the thematic significance in Book I and the poem generally of the representation of social, cultural, religious, and ethical institutions and values. Fully accessible to undergraduates and graduate students, this edition also contains much of value for the scholar.
Categories: History

Gods and Mortals in Early Greek and Near Eastern Mythology

Gods and Mortals in Early Greek and Near Eastern Mythology

Achilles beside Gilgamesh. Mortality and Wisdom in Early Epic Poetry. Cambridge. Clay, D., and Purvis, A. 1999. Four Island Utopias: Plato's Atlantis, Euhemeros of Messene's Panchaia, Iamboulos' Island of the Sun, Sir Francis Bacon's ...

Author: Adrian Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108480246

Category: History

Page: 355

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Explores the interaction between Greece and the Ancient Near East through stories about the gods and their relationships with humankind.
Categories: History

Thales the Measurer

Thales the Measurer

M. Clarke, Achilles Beside Gilgamesh: Mortality and Wisdom in Early Epic Poetry. Cambridge–New York 2019. A. Colonna–F. Bevilacqua, Le storie di Erodoto, I–II, Torino 1996. M. Conche, Anaximandre. Fragments et Témoignages, Paris 1991.

Author: Livio Rossetti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000601862

Category: History

Page: 226

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Thales the Measurer offers a comprehensive and iconoclastic account of Thales of Miletus, considering the full extent of our evidence to build a new picture of his intellectual interests and activity. Thales is most commonly associated with the claim that ‘everything is water’, but closer examination of the evidence that we have suggests that he could not have said anything of the sort. His real interests, and his real innovations, lay in challenges of quantitative measurement, especially measurements related to the movement of the sun. In this he had no predecessors – and, for centuries to follow, no real successors either. This book is of interest for scholars in the history of philosophy, science, and life sciences. It is aimed especially at researchers in the field, but is also accessible to students and a more general readership.
Categories: History

The Origins and Role of Same Sex Relations in Human Societies

The Origins and Role of Same Sex Relations in Human Societies

37 Remembering Patroclus, and the meals he had brought him, Achilles mourns to the corpse, “But lie here torn before and my heart goes starved for meat and drink, though they are here beside me, by reason of longing When at last ...

Author: James Neill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786469260

Category: Social Science

Page: 479

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This groundbreaking work draws on a vast range of research into human sexuality to demonstrate that homosexuality is not a phenomenon limited to a small minority of society, but is an aspect of a complex sexual harmony that the human race inherited from its animal ancestors. Through a survey of the patterns of sexual expression found among animals and among societies around the world, and an examination of the functional role homosexual behavior has played among animal species and human societies alike, the author arrives at some provocative conclusions: that a homosexual or bisexual phase is a normal part of sexual development, that same-sex relations play an important balancing role in regulating human reproduction, that many societies have institutionalized homosexual traditions in the past, and that the harsh condemnation of homosexuality in Western society is a relatively recent phenomenon, unique among world societies throughout history. This well researched and meticulously documented book is the first that integrates into a coherent picture the startling revelations about human sexuality coming from the recent work of sexual researchers, psychologists, anthropologists and historians. The view that emerges, of an ambisexual human species whose complex sexual harmony is being thwarted by the imposition of an artificial understanding of nature, represents a new way of thinking about sex.
Categories: Social Science

Multiples

Multiples

Comingup beside Gilgamesh, the longjawed mansaid, speaking ina formal and courtly way, “Good sir,I am Howard ... Once they put you into poetry, Gilgamesh had discovered, as had Odysseus and Achilles and Caesar after him and many another ...

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575106697

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

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The Collected Stories Volume 6: Multiples (1983 - 1987) Winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Robert Silverberg is one of the all time greats of science fiction. A professional writer for more than half a century, his short story output has been prolific and exceptional in quality. This series of nine volumes will collect all of the short stories and novella-length that SF Grand Master Silverberg wants to take their place on the permanent shelf. Each volume will be roughly 150,000-200,000 words, with classics and lesser known gems alike. The author has also graced us with a lengthy introduction and extensive story notes for each tale. Contents: Tourist Trade Multiples Against Babylon Symbiont Sailing to Byzantium Sunrise on Pluto Hardware Hannibal's Elephants Blindsight Gilgamesh in the Outback The Pardoner's Tale The Iron Star The Secret Sharer House of Bones
Categories: Fiction

Straightforward

Straightforward

Achilles is beside himself with grief, and re-joins the fighting to avenge Patroclus, not caring that this will mean his ... But the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh predates it by about a millennium, and a quick comparison with this tale ...

Author: Marcus Attwater

Publisher: Mijnbestseller.nl

ISBN: 9789403600383

Category: Social Science

Page: 965

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When asked to name an archetypal love story, most people will reply 'Romeo & Juliet', although some say 'Tristan & Isolde' instead. Very few will come up with a classical example, and the reason for this is simple: when you say archetypal, it is assumed you mean love between a man and a woman, and instances of this in classical accounts are rare. The reason for this is also not hard to find: as it does now, 'love' in the ancient world meant the affection of equals, and given the inferior position of women in Greek and Roman society, between the sexes is not usually where love is to be found. Straightforward examines how we got from there to here. It is a study not of the loves of real people, but of the ideal of love as it found expression in stories, stories which were often retold and reimagined by new generations and new cultures. By following these stories and the changes they underwent through the centuries Straightforward attempts to answer two related questions: 'When and why did the heterosexual ideal become normative in our narrative tradition?' and 'What was there before?' We begin in archaic Greece, with a story which was already old when Homer composed his epics...
Categories: Social Science

The Iliad

The Iliad

Achilles' physical reaction to bereavement closely resembles that of Gilgamesh. ... a good thing to lie with a woman, since your life will not be long and I shall lose you, and already death and your harsh destiny stand beside you.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191617355

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.
Categories: Fiction

Kleine Schriften Philosophica

Kleine Schriften  Philosophica

English summary: This volume of Walter Burkert's Kleine Schriften, edited by Thomas Alexander Szlezak and Karl-Heinz Stanzel, focuses on his writings on ancient philosophy.

Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525252734

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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English summary: This volume of Walter Burkert's Kleine Schriften, edited by Thomas Alexander Szlezak and Karl-Heinz Stanzel, focuses on his writings on ancient philosophy. German text. German description: Der emeritierte Zuricher Grazist Walter Burkert ist einer der bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Gelehrten, dessen Forschungen nicht nur auf dem Gebiet der Religionswissenschaft, sondern auch auf dem der antiken Philosophie im deutschsprachigen Raum wie auch weit daruber hinaus international groae Beachtung gefunden haben. Der vorliegende achte Band der Kleinen Schriften Burkerts, dessen erstmals 1962 erschienene Habilitationsschrift uber den antiken Pythagoreismus bereits zentralen Fragen der antiken Philosophie galt, enthalt die wichtigsten kleineren Arbeiten des Gelehrten zu Fragen der antiken Philosophie aus den Jahren 1959 bis 2004; einen Schwerpunkt bilden die Arbeiten zur vorsokratischen und platonischen Philosophie, vielfach handelt es sich auch um systematische Fragen und ubergeordnete Aspekte, die den gesamten Bereich des griechischen Denkens beruhren.
Categories: Philosophy

Homer Beside Himself

Homer Beside Himself

99 gifts to Achilles: pattern of refusal to make concession in exchange for gifts 210 offered to Achilles if he will ... 243, 244 Gilgamesh 303 Glaucus genealogy of 1 67-8 to uphold family reputation 156 encounter with Diomede 128-42, ...

Author: Maureen Alden

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191590030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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Students reading the Iliad for the first time are often bewildered by the sheer volume of information on apparently unrelated subjects contained in it. The central narrative seems to unfold very slowly, and to be complicated by long speeches containing stories which might be interesting in themselves, but which seem to have no relevance to anything else. In this book Dr Alden offers advice on how to read the Iliad through the relationship of major paradigms to the events of the main narrative. The first section offers the first full-length study in English of the paradigmatic functions of secondary narratives and minor-key episodes in the Iliad. None of these are irrelevant or merely ornamental: rather each is carefully selected and altered if necessary, to reflect on significant episodes of the main narrative and act as guides to its interpretation. The second section offers a general reading of the Iliad arising out of Phoenix's advice to Achilles in Book 9. The allegory of the Prayers illustrates the dire consequences of rejecting prayers, and the paradigm of Meleager presents us with an instance of an angry hero to whom prayers and entreaties are addressed, whilst the primary narrative confines this motif of prayers and entreaties in ascending scale of affection to Achilles and Hector and contrasts their responses. Both heroes suffer terribly for their rejection of entreaties.
Categories: Literary Criticism