Aspects of the Speech in the Later Greek Epic

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J.H. Furst Company, 1906 - Epic poetry, Greek - 49 pages

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Page 21 - Athene qui dirigent l'action au lieu de Zeus ou d'Apollon, ne rappellent en aucune façon, ni par les sentiments qui les animent, ni par leurs manières, ni par leur langage, les divinités homériques; elles n'ont pas été élevées dans l'Olympe des premiers temps...
Page 10 - The bard is he whose mind is rich by nature's gift ; men shaped by lore have sound and fury effecting nought ; 'tis the chattering of crows against the godlike bird of Zeus.
Page 34 - ... omitted (cf. ix, 989 ; ii, 493). Vergil has employed within much narrower lines than Homer the device of introducing into a given scene speakers involved in a lengthy series of address and reply (Heinze, Ie 397 ff.), and this tendency to restrict the elaboration of speech-scenes is more marked in Lucan. In only one instance does he group more than two speakers, and only twice exceeds the limits of simple address and reply (cf.
Page 28 - Peut-être avait-il imité de très-près le second livre des Aitia, et pris à Callimaque beaucoup de détails du voyage des Argonautes. Dans ce cas, sa première lecture, au lieu de se borner au premier chant des Argonautiques, aurait surtout compris des extraits du quatrième chant. Ce qui est certain, c'est que partout, dans Apollonius, se laisse voir le travail d'un imitateur zélé d'Homère (1).
Page 23 - Was aber ursprünglich nur ein Nothbehelf war wurde bei weiterer Entwicklung der epischen Kunst zu einem besonderen Kunstmittel ausgebildet, welches in hervorragender Weise dem Zweck diente, das Vergangene lebhaft zu vergegenwärtigen, und daher auch in allen ändern Arten der Rede angewendet.
Page 22 - Der Monolog theilt mit den übrigen im Epos verwendeten Arten der Rede die direkte Ausdrucksform. Die Wahl dieser Form, welche wir im Dialog bereits in den ältesten Epen der verschiedensten Völker angewendet finden war ursprünglich wohl nur die Folge 1 v.
Page 10 - These words like many others in Pindar are charged with a two-fold meaning ; they refer apparently to the victor and covertly to the poet — to the Aeginetan, as well as to the Theban eagle.
Page 1 - Zusatz nenvvfiiva firjSea tlSäg überflüssig ist und wie sehr er nur dem erwähnten Zwecke dient, lehrt der Umstand, dass ja schon 276 nenvv[i.{vco apqpm steht, was auch auf Idaios geht.
Page 21 - ... open sultanism of Diocletian ; and associated with these political changes were the names of poets and philosophers, who had summed and had interpreted in the literatures of Athens, of Alexandria and of Rome the life and thought of the ages. From the vivid anthropomorphism of Homer men had climbed to conceptions of loftier and purer deity, till the Zeus and Athena of the poet were names outworn, and if they still survived they served but to cloak philosophical abstractions beyond the reach and...
Page 7 - Athenaeo teste 283 ab alus Naucratites habitus est. At in Naucrati, quod erat oppidum Aegypti non longe distans Alexandria ab oriente fuisse olim deum quendam antiquum Theuth nomine...

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