Early Greek Epic Fragments I

Early Greek Epic Fragments I

This book offers a new edition and comprehensive commentary of the extant fragments of genealogical and antiquarian epic dating to the archaic period (8th-6th cent.

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110532876

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 487

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This book offers a new edition and comprehensive commentary of the extant fragments of genealogical and antiquarian epic dating to the archaic period (8th-6th cent. BC). By means of a detailed study of the multifaceted material pertaining to the remains of archaic Greek epic other than Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns, it provides readers with a critical reassessment of the ancient evidence, allows access to new material hitherto unnoticed or scattered in various journals after the publication of the three standard editions now available to us, and offers a full-scale commentary of the extant fragments. This book fills a gap in the study of archaic Greek poetry, since it offers a guiding tool for the further exploration of Greek epic tradition in the archaic period and beyond.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Benjamin Sammons argues that the poems of the so-called 'Epic Cycle' were constructed using the same traditional devices as the Homeric epics.

Author: Benjamin Sammons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190614843

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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From a corpus of Greek epics known in antiquity as the "Epic Cycle," six poems dealt with the same Trojan War mythology as the Homeric poems. Though they are now lost, these poems were much read and much discussed in ancient times, not only for their content but for their mysterious relationship with the more famous works attributed to Homer. In Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle, Benjamin Sammons shows that these lost poems belonged, compositionally, to essentially the same tradition as the Homeric poems. He demonstrates that various compositional devices well-known from the Homeric epics were also fundamental to the narrative construction of these later works. Yet while the "cyclic" poets constructed their works using the same traditional devices as Homer, they used these to different ends and with different results. Sammons argues that the essential difference between cyclic and Homeric poetry lies not in the fundamental building blocks from which they are constructed, but in the scale of these components relative to the overall construction of poems. This sheds important light on the early history of epic as a genre, since it is likely that these devices originally developed to provide large-scale structure to shorter poems and have been put to quite different use in the composition of the monumental Homeric epics. Along the way Sammons sheds new light on the overall form of lost cyclic epics and on the meaning and context of the few surviving verse fragments.
Categories: Literary Collections

Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC

Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC

... words restored where the manuscript is damaged letters deleted by scribe
editorial insertion editorial deletion corruption in text ( attached to a fragment
number ) uncertain attribution + * GREEK EPIC FRAGMENTS INTRODUCTION
The term ...

Author: Martin Litchfield West

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: UOM:39015052645416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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Greek epics of the archaic period include poems that narrate a particular heroic episode or series of episodes and poems that recount the long-term history of families or peoples. They are an important source of mythological record. Here is a new text and translation of the examples of this poetry that have come down to us. The heroic epic is represented by poems about Heracles and Theseus, and by two great epic cycles: the Theban Cycle, which tells of the failed assault on Thebes by the Seven and the subsequent successful assault by their sons; and the Trojan Cycle, which includes Cypria, Little Iliad, and The Sack of Ilion. Among the genealogical epics are poems in which Eumelus creates a prehistory for Corinth and Asius creates one for Samos. In presenting the extant fragments of these early epic poems, Martin West provides very helpful notes. His Introduction places the epics in historical context.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dionysius The Epic Fragments

Dionysius  The Epic Fragments

This is the most comprehensive edition to date of his poetry, expanding the number of fragments available and providing a more reliable text based on a fresh inspection of the papyri.

Author:

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316836316

Category: History

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The epic poet Dionysius, who probably flourished in the first century CE, is a key transitional figure in the history of Greek poetry, sharing stylistic and thematic tendencies with both the learned Hellenistic tradition and the monumental epic poetry of the later Roman period. His Bassarica is the earliest known poem on the conquest of India by the god Dionysus and was an important model of Nonnus' Dionysiaca. His Gigantias related the battle of the giants against the Olympian gods and legends surrounding it, with particular focus on the figure of Heracles. This is the most comprehensive edition to date of his poetry, expanding the number of fragments available and providing a more reliable text based on a fresh inspection of the papyri. The volume includes a substantial introduction contextualising the poetry, a facing English translation of the text, and a detailed linguistic and literary commentary.
Categories: History

Antike Literatur in neuer Deutung

Antike Literatur in neuer Deutung

Die im vorliegenden Band versammelten Beiträge, die von einer Reihe von Forschern mit grossem internationalen Ansehen verfasst und Joachim Latacz gewidmet sind, setzen sich zum Ziel, exemplarisch ausgewählte Bereiche der antiken Literatur ...

Author: Anton Bierl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598730160

Category: Classical literature

Page: 380

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Die im vorliegenden Band versammelten Beiträge, die von einer Reihe von Forschern mit grossem internationalen Ansehen verfasst und Joachim Latacz gewidmet sind, setzen sich zum Ziel, exemplarisch ausgewählte Bereiche der antiken Literatur und Philosophie dem neuesten Forschungsstand entsprechend vorzustellen. Auf acht Kapitel zum homerischen Epos folgen weitere Beiträge zur vorsokratischen Philosophie, zur griechischen Tragödie und Komödie, zur Philosophie von Platon und Aristoteles, zum hellenistischen Epos, zur römischen Literatur sowie zur Papyrologie.
Categories: Classical literature

Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

Volume 3 of Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic explores interconnections between the Odyssey and the Nostoi and the Telegony of the Epic Cycle.

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Publisher: Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

ISBN: 9004398511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Volume 3 of Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic explores interconnections between the Odyssey and the Nostoi and the Telegony of the Epic Cycle. Topics include pre-Homeric myth, intertextuality between orally performed epics, and the flexible boundaries of early epics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Faust

Faust

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015091108780

Category:

Page: 208

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The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

1 D.); elsewhere, he is credited with an epic fragment often attributed to the
Epigonoi (Clem. ... can be asserted, in spite of the paucity of fragments, is that the
Epigonoi was undoubtedly circulating in fifthcentury Athens as a selfstanding
poem, ...

Author: Marco Fantuzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298213

Category: Literary Collections

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The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.
Categories: Literary Collections

Homer s Iliad

Homer   s Iliad

Aeschylus, fragments (Radt) in Tragicorum graecorum fragmenta, vol. ... 'Epic
Cycle' (West) in Greek Epic Fragments. ... 1 Editions are included only of works
for which different editions offer different verse, paragraph or fragment numbers.

Author: Magdalene Stoevesandt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501501760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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This commentary on the 6th book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of two episodes which have received a great deal of scholarly attention: the encounter between Diomedes and Glaukos, which surprisingly ends with an exchange of weapons and not a duel, and the series of scenes ‘Hector in Troy’, which reveal the hero’s conflicting roles as defender of the city and father of his family.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C . Edited and
translated by Martin L. West. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Greek text and facing translation of the fragments of the Epic Cycle and other
early ...

Author: William F Hansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851096343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events. • A detailed timeline serves as a convenient "episode guide" chronicling events described in classical mythology • A comprehensive A–Z section offers a quick way to identify the gods, mortals, events, and objects that are key to specific myths
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Greek Epic Cycle

The Greek Epic Cycle

In the wake of Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey", poets of the seventh and sixth centuries BC composed epics which covered other parts of the Trojan War story or different areas of Greek mythology.

Author: Malcolm Davies

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015050024077

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 93

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After Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey", poets of the seventh and sixth centuries BC composed epics which covered other parts of the Trojan War story or different areas of Greek mythology. Collectively these poems became known as 'The Epic Cycle'. This text provides an introduction to this cycle.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Judith an Old English Epic Fragment

Judith  an Old English Epic Fragment

While all the Greek and Latin poetry labored with the difficulties of an
uncongenial diction and form of verse ; and at last was but a cold dull paraphrase
of that which was already, in the Greek and in the Vulgate Bible, far nobler poetry,
though ...

Author: Albert Stanburrough Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063617263

Category: English poetry

Page: 77

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Categories: English poetry

Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

Volume 2 of the Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic presents seven innovative articles on a diverse array of subjects. It will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient Greek epic.

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9004376909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Volume 2 of the Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic presents seven innovative articles on a diverse array of subjects. It will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient Greek epic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The War That Killed Achilles

The War That Killed Achilles

Alcmeonis 1, in M. L. West, ed. and trans., Greek Epic Fragments: From the
Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Cambridge, MA, 2003), 59. The story is
alluded to, obscurely, by Pindar, Nemean 5.7ff. in C.M. Bowra, trans., The Odes of
Pindar ...

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101148853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer's masterwork-the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Oarses Zygia

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology  Oarses Zygia

Creece in the reign of Hadrian , whose statue he still , as no fragments of it have
come down to lis , made for the ... A Greek epic extensively read , and much
admired ; the Alexpoet , lived in the fifth century before the Christian andrine ...

Author: William Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR00106801

Category: Biography

Page:

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Categories: Biography

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Greece in the reign of Hadrian , whose statue he still , as no fragments of it have
come down to us , made for the ... A Greek epic extensively read , and much
admired ; the Alexpoet , lived in the fifth century before the Christian andrine ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10997258

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Science of Religion Studies in Methodology

Science of Religion  Studies in Methodology

For a new collection of Greek epic fragments see Huxley, Greek Epic Poetry,
London, 1969, passim. 44. The unique collection still available is Kern,
Orphicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, Berlin (1923), 1963 — The problem of
Orpheus, Orphism, ...

Author: Lauri Honko

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110814507

Category: Religion

Page: 661

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Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.
Categories: Religion

Kleine Schriften Mythica Ritualia Religiosa 1

Kleine Schriften  Mythica  Ritualia  Religiosa 1

English summary: This volume of Walter Burkert's Kleine Schriften, edited by Fritz Graf, presents a selection of articles on myth and on Greek ritual (especially on sacrifice).

Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105217860746

Category: Science

Page: 337

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English summary: This volume of Walter Burkert's Kleine Schriften, edited by Fritz Graf, presents a selection of articles on myth and on Greek ritual (especially on sacrifice). Together with vol. III on Orphic and Pythagorean Studies, the volumes IV-VI form the core of Walter Burkert's work and close the edition of Burkert's Collected Papers. German text. German description: Walter Burkert ist einer der profiliertesten und bedeutendsten Forscher zur griechisch-romischen Antike der Gegenwart. Religion steht im Zentrum seines Werks. Ganz besonders sind es Mythos und Ritual, seit Homo Necans (1972), einem Buch, das als erstes umfassend und methodisch die Parallelismen der beiden Phanomene im griechischen Material verfolgte. In Band IV der Kleinen Schriften Burkerts sind Aufsatze zum Mythos und allgemeine Aufsatze zur antiken Religion gesammelt. Dieser Band greift nicht nur weit zuruck in Burkerts Schaffen und situiert so seine Buchpublikationen in ihrem wissenschaftlichen Umfeld. Er umfasst auch einen neueren Text, der Burkerts Reflexion auf die Probleme und die Zukunft der von ihm so massgebend geformten Religionswissenschaft der antiken Welt vorstellt.
Categories: Science