Reading Homer: Film and Text
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
These nine new essays on Homer's epics deal not only with major Homeric themes of time (honor), kleos (fame), geras (rewards), the psychology of Homeric warriors, and the re-evaluation of type scenes, but also with Homer's influence on contemporary film. Following the introduction and an essay which sets the historical background for the epics, four essays are devoted to fresh analysis of key passages and themes while another four turn to a discussion of the film Troy and Homer's influence on two other genres of American cinema.
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Why Read Homer?
Greeks and Others in a Dark Age
Geras and Guest Gifts in Homer
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