Homer

The Odyssey

Author: Jasper Griffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521832113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 103

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Discusses the background of the poem, explaining that the epic has a coherent structure built upon the interplay of such themes as travel, hospitality, loyalty, and family affection.
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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221844

Category: Poetry

Page: 560

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The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an edition to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. From the Hardcover edition.
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Heroes of the City of Man

A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1885767552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

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"[Analyzes specific ancient epics and Greek dramas in the light of Christian beliefs. Ancient poets and playwrights discussed: Hesiod, Homer, Virgil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.]"--Provided by publisher.
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Homer: The Iliad

Author: M. S. Silk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539968

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.
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The Iliad

A New Translation by Peter Green

Author: Homer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation—specifically designed, like the oral original, to be read aloud—will soon be required reading for every student of Greek antiquity, and the great traditions of history and literature to which it gave birth.
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JACT Review

The Journal of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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Formular Economy in Homer

The Poetics of the Breaches

Author: Rainer Friedrich

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515090650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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The principle of formular economy is to protect an oral poet's thesaurus of formulas against overload through the avoidance of metrical doublets. Being specific to oral poetry, it serves as the chief criterion for determining the orality of a text (known as the `economy test of orality'). Parryism's Theory of the Oral Homer is predicated on the assumption of the poet's strict observance of this principle. This study, examining the hitherto untested Parryist assumption, reveals a high frequency of breaches of economy in Homer, and demonstrates that these are for the most part motivated by poetic considerations. It arrives at the conclusion that formular economy and the resulting schematized diction are residual in the Homeric epics where they yield to a largely schema-free style of composition.
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The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.
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