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Title The Cambridge companion to Homer / edited by Robert Fowler
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 419 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Contents pt. 1. The poems and their narrator. The Iliad : an unpredictable classic / Donald Lateiner ; The Odyssey and its explorations / Michael Silk ; The story-teller and his audience / Ruth Scodel -- pt. 2. The characters. The Gods in the Homeric epics / Emily Kearns ; Manhood and heroism / Michael Clarke ; Gender and Homeric epic / Nancy Felson and Laura Slatkin -- pt. 3. The poet's craft. Formulas, metre and type-scenes / Matthew Clark ; Similes and other likenesses / Richard Buxton ; The speeches / Jasper Griffin -- pt. 4. Text and context. Epic as genre / John Miles Foley ; The epic tradition in Greece / Ken Dowden ; Homer's society / Robin Osborne ; The Homeric question / Robert Fowler -- pt. 5. Homeric receptions. Homer and Greek literature / Richard Hunter ; Roman Homer / Joseph Farrell ; Homer and English epic / Penelope Wilson ; Homer and the Romantics / Timothy Webb ; Homer and Ulysses / Vanda Zajko ; Homer : the history of an idea / James I. Porter ; "Shards and suckers" : contemporary receptions of Homer / Lorna Hardwick ; Homer in English translation / George Steiner
Summary Ever since antiquity the two Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, have been considered to be masterpieces, and their influence on subsequent Greek and Western literature has been immense. In this volume an international team of scholars discusses the poems, their background and composition and, most originally, their subsequent reception down to the present day. Each chapter communicates the best of contemporary scholarship and offers new critical insights of its own, and closes with a guide to further reading on the topic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Mythology, Greek, in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Author Fowler, R. L. (Robert Louis), 1954-
LC no. 2005279822
ISBN 9780511998935 (electronic bk.)
0511998937 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Cambridge companions complete collection