Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century.

Author: Κώστας Μυρσιάδης

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Approaches to Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' consists of ten original essays on the Iliad and Odyssey by established Homeric scholars and university professors of Greek literature and culture. The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Both epics are required reading in most college/university general and world literature courses, as is evident from their inclusion in part or in whole in many standard world literature anthologies. These ten new approaches to the first literary works of Western culture are intended as reading aids for both instructors and students in any college/university classroom in which either of these two Homeric epics are taught.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad

The Iliad

" ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek.

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116177

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad." ---Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and author of Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
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Approaches to Homer

Approaches to Homer

Heubeck , A . and Hoekstra , A . 1989 A Commentary on Homer ' s Odyssey , vol .
II : Books ix - xvi , Oxford . Janko , R . 1992 The Iliad : A commentary , vol . IV :
Books 13 – 16 , Cambridge . Kirk , G . S . 1970 Myth : Its meaning and function in
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Author: Robert J. Rabel

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales

ISBN: UOM:39015063202975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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Ten new essays, from a distinguished cast of (mainly) North American scholars, approach Homer with insights gained from the modern disciplines of psychology and anthropology, narratology, oral theory and cognitive research. But the contributors also attend to ancient modes of approach to the Homeric poems: linguistic and narratological, ethical and psychological. The volume focuses both on literary technique in the poems, and on the portrayal of characters and peoples, central and marginal.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Homer

Homer

Jh . s . v . Christ ' in Latacz 1991 , 205 - 56 . - 1993 : ' Homer to Solon , The Rise of
the Polis : the Written Sources ' , in The ... 1983 : Approaches to Homer ( Austin ,
Texas ) . ... 1995 : Singers , Heroes and Gods in the Odyssey ( Ithaca and London
) . SILK , M . s . 1987 : Homer : the Iliad ( Landmarks in World Literature series ) ...

Author: Richard Rutherford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0199222096

Category: History

Page: 116

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A concise yet detailed account of the state of criticism of the two great epics ascribed to Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Categories: History

The Iliad of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope Esq The Odyssey of Homer Translated from the Greek by Pope W Broome and E Fenton Homer s Battle of the Frogs and Mice By Mr Archdeacon Parnel Corrected by Mr Pope

The Iliad of Homer  Translated by Alexander Pope  Esq   The Odyssey of Homer  Translated from the Greek  by Pope  W  Broome and E  Fenton   Homer s Battle of the Frogs and Mice  By Mr Archdeacon Parnel  Corrected by Mr Pope

Homer. O stay , oh pride of Greece ! Ulysses stay ! O cease thy course , and listen
to our lay ! Blest is the man ordain'd our voice to hear ... I 3 Approach ! Approach !
thy foul shall into raptures rise ! Approach Book XII . HOMER's ODYSSEY . 173.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023757525

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Pope s Homer s Iliad and Odyssey Dryden s Virgil and Juvenal Pitt s Virgil s Aeneid and Vida s Art of poetry Francis s Horace

Pope s Homer s Iliad and Odyssey   Dryden s Virgil and Juvenal   Pitt s Virgil s Aeneid and Vida s Art of poetry   Francis s Horace

Teucer , behold ! extended on the shore Such is the fate of Greece , and such is
ours . Our friend ... Through bis fair neck the thrilling arrow flies ; Mark how the
flames approach , how near they fall , In youth ' s first bloom reluctantly be dies .

Author: Alexander Chalmers

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6DIN

Category: English poetry

Page:

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Categories: English poetry

The Printed Homer

The Printed Homer

Approaches to Teaching Homer ' s Iliad and Odyssey . New York : Modern
Language Association of America , 1987 . Nagy , Gregory . The Best of the
Achaeans : Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry . Baltimore : Johns
Hopkins ...

Author: Philip H. Young

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015057647854

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 481

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The Greek poet Homer was one of the greatest and most influential poets of all time. His epicIliadandOdysseywere the foundation of Greek education and culture in the classical age ("Our earliest infancy was entrusted to the care of Homer," said Heraclitus 2500 years ago) and are widely read today. Nothing is known of Homer's life (some even doubt his existence) or of the composition of the two epics but we can assume that the texts that survive are not as they were originally formed in oral tradition. This is a publishing and translation history of the written forms of theIliadand theOdyssey.It first considers who Homer might have been and then explores the when and how of the creation of the written forms of the works. The Homeric text in classical times and in medieval Europe and the Byzantine Empire, and the Homeric text, the printing press and Renaissance humanism are next taken up. The successes and failures of the many who attempted to translate the works are analyzed critically and then-a major portion of the book-all the known texts, editions and translations of theIliadand theOdysseyfrom 1470 to 2000 are listed. Finally, the author considers the future of the Homeric texts and the Poet's relevance to this and future generations. Seven valuable appendices (e.g., Modernizing of Latin City Names; First Printings in Vernacular Languages), a bibliography, and an index complete the work.
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Homer an Introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey

Homer  an Introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey

From the men ' s hall at Tiryns to the so - called women ' s hall the only modes of
access were by very circuitous and ... All these three approaches are stopped in
several places by doors , and the women ' s apartment was therefore quite ...

Author: Richard Claverhouse Jebb

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN3HHX

Category:

Page: 201

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Reference Guide to World Literature Authors

Reference Guide to World Literature  Authors

... the Meaning of Philos by Dale S . Sinos , 1980 ; Homer ' s Readers : A
Historical Introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey ... The Wrath of Athena : Gods
and Men in the Odyssey by Jenny Strauss Clay , 1983 ; Approaches to Homer
edited by ...

Author: Sara Pendergast

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 1558624910

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

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Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.
Categories: Literature

The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer

The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer

Now rest their spears , or lean upon their The good old Priam welcomed her , and
shields ; cried , Ceased is the war , and silent all the fields . Approach , my child ,
and grace thy father's Paris alone and Sparta's king advance , side . In single ...

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105216941422

Category:

Page: 526

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The Iliad and Odyssey

The Iliad and Odyssey

If she must wed , from other bands require The dow'ry : is Telemachus her fire ? ...
Approach that hour ! unsufferable wrong Cries to the gods , and vengeance
sleeps too long . ... commit th ' unpunish'd wrong , You make the arm of violence
too strong . j 95 3 While thus he spoke , with rage While 20 HOMER'S ODYSSEY
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Author: Homerus

Publisher:

ISBN: BCUL:1092448935

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Nine Essays on Homer

Nine Essays on Homer

The essays in this collections address questions of intense interest in Homeric studies today: the questions of performance and poet-audience interaction, especially as depicted in idealized performances within the Iliad and the Odyssey; ...

Author: Miriam Carlisle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847694240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The essays in this collections address questions of intense interest in Homeric studies today: the questions of performance and poet-audience interaction, especially as depicted in idealized performances within the Iliad and the Odyssey; the ways in which epic incorporates material of diverse genres, such as women's laments, blame poetry, or folk tales; how the ideological balance of epic can change and be influenced by 'alternative ideologies' introduced through the incorporation of new material; the implications of the continuity of tradition for etymological studies; and how the traditional nature of epic affects textual criticism. The essays differ in focus and method, but all share one fundamental approach to Homer: an understanding of the Homeric tradition as a poetic system that expresses and preserves what is culturally important and a view of the Homeric epics as instances of a cultural tradition which they attempt to explore through the epics themselves and through the comparative, anthropological, and linguistic evidence they bring to bear on these texts. A unique collection that explores Homeric poetry through a variety of tools and approaches--linguistics, philology, cultural anthropology, sociology, textual criticism, and archeology--this volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of oral poetry and Classical literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Approaches to Homer

Approaches to Homer

The fields are: (1) archaeology, (2) comparative linguistics, and (3) study of “oral
poetry. ... in which the Iliad and Odyssey were reaching their ultimate formis as
important for our understanding of Homeric poetry as is the late second
millennium ...

Author: Carl A. Rubino

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292767874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Modern Homeric scholarship is distinguished by a dazzling diversity of approaches. That diversity is brilliantly displayed in this volume, in which nine well-known classicists approach the Homeric poems from the various perspectives of archaeology, economic history, philosophy, literary criticism, linguistics, and Byzantine history. Several essays are primarily concerned with what the Homeric poems teach us about the past. Richard Hope Simpson, for example, reviews the controversy sparked by his and John F. Lazenby's 1970 argument that the Catalogue of Ships in the Iliad accurately reflects the geography of Mycenean Greece. Using archaeology as just one of his starting points, Gregory Nagy reflects upon the death and funeral of Sarpedon as described in the Iliad. Our understanding of the word áté is enhanced by E. D. Francis, who closely examines its prehistory. Norman Austin's elegant and original discussion of tone in the Odyssey's Cyclops tale is animated by both psychoanalytic theory and his work with two practitioners of optometric visual training. Writing of Odysseus, James M. Redfield dubs that hero "the economic man" and links certain tensions in the Odyssey to the actual economic concerns of Greece in the late eighth century BC. Both Ann L. T. Bergren and Mabel L. Lang concern themselves with problems of narrative in the Homeric epics. Like Hope Simpson, C. J. Rowe updates a controversy—in this instance, the many objections raised to Arthur Adkins' influential 1960 study of moral values in Homer. Gareth Morgan provides a fascinating glimpse of the Homeric scholarship of another day by focusing on the work of the astonishing John Tzetzes in twelfth-century Byzantium.
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American Classical Review

American Classical Review

Foerster, Homer in English Criticism: The Historical Approach in the Eighteenth
Century (Shoe) $6.50. Gaunt, Surge and ... Jebb, Homer: An Introduction to the
Iliad and the Odyssey (Kenn) $7.50. Kirk, Homer and the ... Simpson & Lazenby ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020270101

Category: Classical philology

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Categories: Classical philology

Cast in Later Grecian Mould Quintus of Smyrna s Reception of Homer in the Posthomerica

 Cast in Later Grecian Mould   Quintus of Smyrna s Reception of Homer in the Posthomerica

Even though most of the poets examined in this chapter are no longer fully extant,
it is clear from the fragments and ... Their approaches to Homer were to tap into
his authority by overwriting the Iliad and/or Odyssey and incorporating them into ...

Author:

Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: STANFORD:hn098nn5393

Category:

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This dissertation examines the relationship between the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica, a 14-book epic of the third century CE. It argues that Quintus bridges the narratives of the Iliad and the Odyssey and redeploys Homeric style in order to re-activate the cultural power of Homer under the Roman Empire. The first chapter analyzes Quintus' depiction of the Muses. The ways in which the goddesses are represented encodes the contemporary conflict of constructing a Greek identity as panhellenic or epichoric in the language of the past. This demonstrates the Posthomerica's deep engagement with the position of Hellenism and its connection to the past. The lack of an opening invocation to the Muses is part of Quintus' strategy for tapping into Homeric power: he connects the Iliad with the Posthomerica but also respects the boundaries of the Homeric text. The second chapter explores how Quintus occasionally draws his audience's gaze away from the primary narrative of the heroic past and towards their own present. This is done through landscapes, a simile involving the arena, Odysseus' testudo maneuver, and Calchas' prophecy about the Roman empire. These passages fuse the two time-frames together, which implicates the past in the construction of the present. In the third chapter specific nodes of intertextuality between the Posthomerica and the Iliad/Odyssey are the primary focus. It is argued that the intertextual web is incomplete, and that the audience must engage their education (paideia) to fill in the narrative gaps. This engages them in creating a Hellenic identity from the narratives of the past with knowledge derived from the present. The fourth chapter contextualizes Quintus with other hexameter poets of the first through fourth centuries CE who treated the Trojan War narrative, including Nestor and Pisander of Laranda, Triphiodorus, and hexameter papyrus fragments.
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Diachronic Dialogues

Diachronic Dialogues

Needless to say , antiquity did ask questions about the Poet of the Iliad and
Odyssey ( “ who is Homer ? ... Ancient approaches , by necessity , embody other
principles and perspectives , ontological , epistemological , historiographic , and
so ...

Author: Ahuvia Kahane

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739111345

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Diachronic Dialogues considers central aspects of Homer's poetry, such as truth, knowledge, gender, virtue and the heroic code, authorship, memory and song, diction and formula. This book makes the case for performative, rather than essential values in the Illiad and the Odyssey.
Categories: Fiction

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer . Greece and Rome Studies . Oxford , 1998 . Morris , Ian , and Barry
Powell , eds . A New Companion to Homer . Leiden , 1997 . Myrsiades , Kostas ,
ed . Approaches to Teaching Homer ' s Iliad and Odyssey . New York , 1987 .
Nelson ...

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056164885

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 421

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Translated into dactylic hexameter, this edition of the Odyssey recaptures the oral-formulaic experience as never before
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A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation

A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation

His fine book The Rape of Troy, the work Carroll describes as “a discursive
historical and interpretive account of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey,” is an
anthropological rather than a literary critical enterprise. As Gottschall himself
defines the book in ...

Author: Nancy Easterlin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421405049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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”A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation offers a fresh and reasoned approach to literary studies that at once preserves the central importance that interpretation plays in the humanities and embraces the exciting developments of the cognitive sciences.
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Homer The Iliad

Homer  The Iliad

1602 ) . 24 The Iliad , the Odyssey , the Aeneid and Paradise Lost But the specific
influence of the Iliad is found at its most ... different ways look back to the Iliad ,
taking it as their point of departure for new developments which would have been
 ...

Author: M. S. Silk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052153996X

Category: History

Page: 103

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This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition takes account of recent scholarship in the field and includes an updated guide to further reading. It is essential reading for students of literature and classics.
Categories: History