Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry

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Franco Montanari, Antonios Rengakos, Christos C. Tsagalis
Walter de Gruyter, Apr 26, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 708 pages
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This volume addresses questionsconcerning Neoanalysis and Oral theory, the two most fruitful schools of thought in Homeric criticism. It explores the development of Greek myth with respect to the Trojan war; the signs of heroic cult in Homeric poetry; the function of memory; the relation between the catalogue of ships and theIliadic narrative; the tragedy of Achilles; the travels of Odysseus; the Telemachy and the Nostoi, the false tales and Crete; the imagery of Odyssean similes; language and formulas; the Epic Cycle; Hesiod and Homer; the epic of Alpamysh; the Iliad and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

 

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Contents

Introduction The Homeric Question Today
1
Theoretical Issues
11
Iliad
113
Odyssey
267
Language and Formulas
411
Homer and Beyond
469
Bibliography
581
List of Contributors
625
Indices
631
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Franco Montanari, University of Genova, Italy; Antonios Rengakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Christos Tsagalis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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