Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry
Franco Montanari, Antonios Rengakos, Christos C. Tsagalis
Walter de Gruyter, Apr 26, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 708 pages
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.