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Cambridge Companion to Homer

ISBN-10: 0521012465
ISBN-13: 9780521012461
Edition: 2004
Authors: Robert Fowler
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Description: This is a guide to the essential aspects of Homeric criticism and scholarship, including the reception of the poems in ancient and modern times. It is intended as a useful starter for students at all levels, with introductions to important subjects  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This is a guide to the essential aspects of Homeric criticism and scholarship, including the reception of the poems in ancient and modern times. It is intended as a useful starter for students at all levels, with introductions to important subjects and suggestions for further exploration.

Robert Fowler is Henry Overton Wills Professor of Greek, University of Bristol. He is the author of The Nature of the Early Greek Lyric (University of Toronto Press, 1987). He has also edited Early Greek Mythology Vol 1 (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Introduction
The Poems and their Narrator
The Iliad: an unpredictable classic
The Odyssey and its explorations
The story-teller and his audience
The Characters
The gods in the Homeric epics
Manhood and heroism
Gender and Homeric epic
The Poet's Craft
Formulas, metre and type-scenes
Similes and other likenesses
The speeches
Text and Context
Epic as genre John
The epic tradition in Greece
Homer's society
The Homeric question
Homeric Receptions
Homer and Greek literature
Roman Homer
Homer and English epic
Homer and the Romantics
Homer and Ulysses
Homer: the history of an idea
'Shards and suckers': contemporary receptions of Homer
Homer in English translation

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