A New Companion to Homer

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Ian Morris, Barry B. Powell
BRILL, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 755 pages
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This volume is the first English-language survey of Homeric studies to appear for more than a generation, and the first such work to attempt to cover all fields comprehensively. Thirty leading scholars from Europe and America provide short, authoritative overviews of the state of knowledge and current controversies in the many specialist divisions in Homeric studies. The chapters pay equal attention to literary, mythological, linguistic, historical, and archaeological topics, ranging from such long-established problems as the "Homeric Question" to newer issues like the relevance of narratology and computer-assisted quantification. The collection, the third publication in Brill's handbook series, "The Classical Tradition," will be valuable at every level of study - from the general student of literature to the Homeric specialist seeking a general understanding of the latest developments across the whole range of Homeric scholarship.
  

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Contents

Homer and Writing
3
Homer in Antiquity
33
Homeric Papyri and Transmission of the Text
55
Homeric Scholia
101
The Homeric Question
123
Oral Tradition and its Implications
146
Neoanalysis
175
Homers Dialect
193
Myth in Homer
415
Homer and the Folktale
442
Homer and Hesiod
463
The Homeric Hymns
482
JENNY STRAUSS CLAY
489
Homer and the Bronze
511
Homer and the Iron
535
Homer and Greek
560

Homers Meter
218
JOSEPH Russo
238
Homeric Style and Oral Poetics
261
The Study of Homeric Discourse
284
Quantifying Epic
326
Structure and Interpretation
353
The Structures of the Odyssey
360
Modern Theoretical Approaches to Homer
380
Epic as Genre
396
Homer and the Near East
599
Homeric Society
629
The Homeric Economy
649
Homeric Warfare
668
Homeric Ethics
694
Select Bibliography
715
Index
747
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About the author (1997)

Barry B. Powell, Halls-Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is best known for his books "Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet" ("Cambridge," 1991) and "Classical Myth" ("Prentice-Hall," 1995; 2nd edition, 1997). He has also published articles on Greek poetry, especially Homer, the history of writing, and the origins of Greek myth, as well as doing research in Egyptian philology. Ian Morris is Professor of Classics at Stanford University. His research focuses on social and cultural history, and archaeological evidence. He has excavated extensively in Greece, and is the author of "Burial and Ancient Society" (1987) and "Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity" (1992).