Ransom Revenge and Heroic Identity in the Iliad

Ransom  Revenge  and Heroic Identity in the Iliad

the. heroic. conception of honor as Homer ' s great contribution to the Iliad : [ T ]
he analytical method gives us insight into how Homer transformed the character
of Achilles from a rather simple person , angry over the loss of Briseis , who sulks
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Author: Donna F. Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521806607

Category: History

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This book presents a detailed anthropology of compensation in the Iliad, with reference to the wider Homeric society.
Categories: History

The Iliad

The Iliad

Typical Battle Scenes in the Iliad. Wiesbaden. Ford, A. 1992. ... The Best of the
Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry. 2nd ed. Baltimore. ...
Chicago. Wilson, D. 2002. Ransom, Revenge, and Heroic Identity in the Iliad.

Author: Erwin Cook

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421406411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

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Sing of rage, Goddess, that bane of Akhilleus,Peleus' son, which caused untold pain for Akhaians,sent down throngs of powerful spirits to Aides, war-chiefs rendered the prize of dogs and everysort of bird. Edward McCrorie’s new translation of Homer’s classic epic of the Trojan War captures the falling rhythms of a doomed Troy. McCrorie presents the sundry epithets and resonant symbols of Homer's verse style and remains as close to the Greek's meaning as research allows. The work is an epic with a flexible contemporary feel to it, capturing the wide-ranging tempos of the original. It underscores the honor of soldiers and dwells upon the machinations of Moira, each man's and woman's portion in life. Noted Homeric scholar Erwin Cook contributes a substantial introduction and extensive notes written to guide both students and general readers through relevant elements of ancient Greek history and culture. This version of the Iliad is ideal for readings and performances.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad

The Iliad

The Iliad . London , 1984 . Nagler , Michael N . Spontaneity and Tradition : A
Study in the Oral Art of Homer . Berkeley , 1974 . Nagy , Gregory . ... Wilson ,
Donna F . Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad . Cambridge , 2002
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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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The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

Wilson, D. Ransom, Revenge, and Heroic Identity in the Iliad. Cambridge, 2002.
Zecchin de Fasano, Graciela C. “Memoria y funeral: Priamo y Aquiles en Iliada
XXIV.472–551.” Synthesis 7 (2000): 57–68. OTHER WORKS MENTIONED IN ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226470382

Category: Poetry

Page: 608

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"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers. This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek—remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book. The result is a volume that actively invites readers into Homer's poem, helping them to understand fully the worlds in which he and his heroes lived—and thus enabling them to marvel, as so many have for centuries, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus.
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Quaderni urbinati di cultura classica

Quaderni urbinati di cultura classica

MANUELA GIORDANO OF KINGS , RANSOM , AND POWER * OOK 9 of the Niad
bristles with difficulties of different nature ... D . F . Wilson , Ransom , Revenge ,
and Heroic Identity in the Iliad , Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2002 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079807478

Category: Classical philology

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Categories: Classical philology

Transactions of the American Philological Association

Transactions of the American Philological Association

The Language of Heroes : Speech and Performance in the Iliad . Ithaca . Monro ,
D . and T ... The Best of the Achaians : Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek
Poetry . 2nd ed . ... Ransom , Revenge and Heroic Identity in the Iliad .
Cambridge .

Author: American Philological Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066323430

Category: Classical literature

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Categories: Classical literature

Hermathena

Hermathena

judicious and wide - ranging Introduction less useful than it might have been .
JOHANNES HAUBOLD University of Durham Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic
Identity in the Iliad . DONNA F . WILSON . Cambridge University Press , 2002 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121694645

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Acta Classica

Acta Classica

10 The Iliad can be taken as introducing the values of proto - democracy , with
the twin principles of competitiveness and ... 11 Cf . Donna Wilson , Ransom ,
Revenge and Heroic Identity in the Iliad ( Cambridge 2003 ) , reviewed by G .
Zanker ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078289439

Category: Classical antiquities

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Vol. 1 is "Roman life and letters." Studies presented to T. J. Haarho ff.
Categories: Classical antiquities

Epic Facework

Epic Facework

Wilson , D . F . 2002 Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad ,
Cambridge . Yamagata , N . 1994 Homeric Morality , Mnemosyne Supp . 131 ,
Leiden . 1990 ' atoiua napeldóv : a moral judgement by the poet ? ' , PP 45 , 420
– 30 .

Author: Professor of Latin and Greek Ruth Scodel

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales

ISBN: UOM:39015078801118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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Homer's characters are often very far from an unreflecting struggle for status at others' expense. Rather than being a 'zero-sum game', their negotiations can be of an impressive delicacy, designed to protect the 'face' of the other. Gifts and visible deference are important measures of honour, but characters also care about what others really feel. This sensitive study reveals that at the beginnings of (surviving) Greek literature Homer's audience is expected to appreciate psychology and self-control of a very high order. Literary analysts, historians, anthropologists and indeed archaeologists will have much to learn here about the general level of sophistication of the historic and prehistoric societies which generated such deeply civilized poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Enabling Fidelity to God

Enabling Fidelity to God

As in the Iliad , the plot of the Odyssey is driven by a crisis of reciprocity or a
heinous display of ingratitude . ... See especially Donna F. Wilson , Ransom ,
Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad ( Cambridge : Cambridge University
Press ...

Author: Jason A. Whitlark

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124130134

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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The primary focus of this book is to demonstrate how Hebrews represents, in view of its historical and religious context, human fidelity to God. Thus, the basic thesis is twofold. First, with regard to the divine-human relationship in the ancient Mediterranean world, the belief in the reciprocity rationale was one primary dynamic for establishing fidelity to a relationship and has been applied by some scholars, such as David deSilva, to Hebrews as the way to understand its strategy for creating perseverance. A major problem with the application of this dynamic is that a common optimistic anthropological assumption is associated with the various reciprocity systems in the ancient world, both Jewish and pagan. This assumption is required if reciprocity is to be effective for establishing ongoing fidelity. Second, there was, however, a middle Judaic stream that can be traced from the period of the exile which held to a pessimistic anthropology. This anthropological assumption crippled the perceived success of reciprocity to secure fidelity. Thus, the solution to God's people's inability to remain faithful was an act of God that transformed the human condition and enabled faithfulness to the relationship. The argument of this book is that Hebrews, with its emphasis upon the inauguration of the new covenant by Jesus' high priestly ministry, belongs to this latter stream of thought in understanding how fidelity is secured between God and his people. Hebrews, thus, implicitly rejects the rationale of reciprocity for fidelity. The implications of this offers a fresh perspective on the soteriology of Hebrews.
Categories: Religion

King of Sacrifice

King of Sacrifice

Mythological Paradeigma in the Iliad . ” Classical Quarterly 14 : 141-154 . Wilson
, D. 2002. Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad . Cambridge .
Worthington , I. and Foley , J. M. , eds . 2002. Epea and Grammata : Oral and
written ...

Author: Sarah Hitch

Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133017678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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Descriptions of animal sacrifice in Homer offer detailed accounts of this attempt at communication between man and gods. Hitch explores the structural and thematic importance of animal sacrifice as an expression of the quarrel between Akhilleus and Agamemnon through the differing perspectives of the primary narrative and character speech.
Categories: Business & Economics

Greek Warfare

Greek Warfare

... the Iliad ' , in Spondes ston Omirou : proceedings of the sixth conference on the
Odyssey , 1990 ( Ithaki ) , 141 - 7 Wilson , D . ( 2002 ) , Ransom , Revenge and
Heroic Identity in the Iliad ( Cambridge ) Winter , F . ( 1971 ) , Greek Fortifications
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Author: Hans van Wees

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114945624

Category: History

Page: 349

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This text on Greek warfare ranges from the concrete details of conducting raids, battles and sieges to more theoretical questions about the causes, costs, and consequences of warfare in archaic and classical Greece.
Categories: History

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025908224

Category: Bibliographical literature

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

Zeus in the Odyssey

Zeus in the Odyssey

Homer and the Heroic Tradition . Cambridge , MA . Wilson , D . 2002 . Ransom ,
Revenge and Heroic Identity in the Iliad . Cambridge . Wolf , H - H . and Wolf , A .
1968 . Der Weg des Odysseus : Tunis - Malta - Italien in den Augen Homers .

Author: Jim Marks

Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic

ISBN: UOM:39015082697585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

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This book makes the case that the plot of the Odyssey is represented within the narrative as a plan of Zeus, Dios boulê, that serves as a guide for the performing poet and as a hermeneutic for the audience. The "Zeus-centric" reading proposed here offers fresh perspectives on the tenor of interactions among the Odyssey's characters.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Approaches to Homer

Approaches to Homer

Myth and Law among the Indo - Europeans , XX , 193 – 202 . Wikander , S . 1957
“ Nakula and Sahadeva ' , OSXX 6 , 66 – 96 . Wilson , D . 2002a . Ransom ,
Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad , Cambridge . 2002b . ' Lion Kings :
heroes ...

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

Homeric Responses

Homeric Responses

The Politics of Compensation in the Homeric Iliad . ” Ph . D . dissertation ,
University of Texas . - . 2002 . Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad
. Cambridge . Wolff , H . J . 1946 . “ The Origin of Juridical Litigation among the
Greeks .

Author: Francis Jones Professor of Classical Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature Director Center for Hellenic Studies Gregory Nagy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111940545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 100

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"More than any other classicist, Nagy tries to uncover and explain the brilliance that can come from an oral tradition. . . . This is an important contribution to the field of Homeric poetics, more narrowly, and to the study of Greek literature more broadly." —Carol Dougherty, Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College The Homeric Iliad and Odyssey are among the world's foremost epics. Yet, millennia after their composition, basic questions remain about them. Who was Homer—a real or an ideal poet? When were the poems composed—at a single point in time, or over centuries of composition and performance? And how were the poems committed to writing? These uncertainties have been known as The Homeric Question, and many scholars, including Gregory Nagy, have sought to solve it. In Homeric Responses, Nagy presents a series of essays that further elaborate his theories regarding the oral composition and evolution of the Homeric epics. Building on his previous work in Homeric Questions and Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond and responding to some of his critics, he examines such issues as the importance of performance and the interaction between audience and poet in shaping the poetry; the role of the rhapsode (the performer of the poems) in the composition and transmission of the poetry; the "irreversible mistakes" and cross-references in the Iliad and Odyssey as evidences of artistic creativity; and the Iliadic description of the shield of Achilles as a pointer to the world outside the poem, the polis of the audience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age

Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age

Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad . Cambridge : Cambridge
University Press . Wright , J. C. , 1980. Mycenaean Palatial Terraces . Athenische
Mitteilungen 95 , 59–86 . Appendix . Translated Texts ? Text 1 PY Fn 7 146
Dimitri ...

Author: Daniel J. Pullen

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556041077959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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"This volume brings together an international group of researchers to address how Mycenaean and Minoan states controlled the economy. The contributions, originally delivered at the 2007 Langford Conference at Florida State University, examine the political economies of state (and pre-state) entities within the Aegean Bronze Age, including the issues of: centralization and multiple scales of production, distribution, and consumption within a polity; importance of extraregional trade; craft specialization;the role of non-elite institutions, and the political economy before the emergence of the palaces. The contributors address these issues from an explicitly comparative perspective, both within and across Minoan and Mycenaean contexts. The conclusions reached in this volume shed new light on the essential differences between and among "Minoan" and "Mycenaean" states through their political economies."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Business & Economics

Dangerous Gifts

Dangerous Gifts

Ransom , Revenge , and Heroic Identity in the Iliad . Cambridge : Cambridge
University Press . Winkler , John J. 1990. The Constraints of Desire . New York :
Routledge . Winnington - Ingram , R. P. 1980. Sophocles : An Interpretation .

Author: Deborah Lyons

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89122502818

Category: History

Page: 182

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Deianeira sends her husband Herakles a poisoned robe. Eriphyle trades the life of her husband Amphiaraos for a golden necklace. Atreus’s wife Aerope gives away the token of his sovereignty, a lamb with a golden fleece, to his brother Thyestes, who has seduced her. Gifts and exchanges always involve a certain risk in any culture, but in the ancient Greek imagination, women and gifts appear to be a particularly deadly combination. This book explores the role of gender in exchange as represented in ancient Greek culture, including Homeric epic and tragedy, non-literary texts, and iconographic and historical evidence of various kinds. Using extensive insights from anthropological work on marriage, kinship, and exchange, as well as ethnographic parallels from other traditional societies, Deborah Lyons probes the gendered division of labor among both gods and mortals, the role of marriage (and its failure) in transforming women from objects to agents of exchange, the equivocal nature of women as exchange-partners, and the importance of the sister-brother bond in understanding the economic and social place of women in ancient Greece. Her findings not only enlarge our understanding of social attitudes and practices in Greek antiquity but also demonstrate the applicability of ethnographic techniques and anthropological theory to the study of ancient societies.
Categories: History