Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays by Seth L. Schein

By Seth L. Schein

Homeric Epic and its Reception, comprising twelve chapter—some formerly released yet revised for this assortment, and others showing the following in print for the 1st time—offers literary interpretations of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. whereas a few chapters heavily learn the diction, meter, kind, and thematic resonance of specific passages and episodes within the Iliad and the Odyssey, others follow
diverse pathways into the translation of the epics, together with mythological allusion, intertextuality, the metrics of the Homeric hexameter, and the basic distinction among divinity and humanity. additionally incorporated are chapters which specialize in the paintings of Milman Parry and Ioannis Kakridis, founders of the 2 so much fruitful
twentieth-century scholarly methods to Homeric scholarship: the research of the Iliad and the Odyssey as conventional oral formulaic poetry (Parry), and the examine of the poems' diversifications and alterations of conventional mythology, folktales, and poetic motifs in line with their detailed issues and poetic reasons (Kakridis). the quantity attracts to an in depth with 3 chapters which debate probably the most compelling poetic and demanding receptions of the Iliad and the Odyssey on account that the
late 19th century, and the institutional reception of the epics in schools and universities within the usa during the last centuries. Written over a interval of forty five years, this assortment displays the authors long-standing curiosity in, and scholarly and demanding ways to, the
literary interpretation of Homeric poetry.

Show description

Read Online or Download Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays PDF

Best literary medieval criticism books

The Art of Biography in Antiquity

Greek and Roman biography embraces even more than Plutarch, Suetonius and their misplaced Hellenistic antecedents. during this ebook Professor Hägg explores the full diversity and variety of historical biography, from its Socratic beginnings to the Christian acquisition of the shape in overdue antiquity. He exhibits how inventive writers constructed the lives of renowned heroes like Homer, Aesop and Alexander and the way the Christian gospels grew from naked sayings to complete lives.

Memory in Vergil's Aeneid

Tracing the trail from Troy's destruction to Rome's beginning, the Aeneid explores the transition among previous and destiny. because the Trojans fight to came upon a brand new urban and the narrator sings of his audience's often-painful heritage, reminiscence turns into intertwined with an important leitmotif: the problem of being a part of a bunch that survives violence and destruction purely to stand the daunting job of remembering what used to be misplaced.

Reading the Middle Ages: An Introduction to Medieval Literature

Medieval literature is separated from us by way of such a lot of centuries that it will possibly appear thoroughly overseas, either in its issues and its innovations. even if, this literature has a lot to claim to twenty first century readers and Steinberg’s e-book demonstrates its carrying on with relevance and allure. This creation to medieval literature presents a number of the cultural context that readers want to know so that it will comprehend the literature, reminiscent of the non secular orientation of the folks, usually deep and honest yet occasionally taken care of casually or subjected to excessive scrutiny.

Euripides: Hecuba (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)

Selected as one of many ten canonical performs by means of Euripides throughout the Hellenistic interval in Greece, Hecuba used to be well known all through Antiquity. The play additionally turned a part of the so-called 'Byzantine triad' of 3 performs of Euripides (along with Phoenician girls and Orestes) chosen for examine at school curricula, primarily for the brilliance of its rhetorical speeches and quotable conventional knowledge.

Additional resources for Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 7 votes