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Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

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This anthology makes accessible to the reader sixteen of the most important studies of Homer and the Iliad to appear in the last forty years. The essays, by leading Homeric scholars from Great Britain, the United States, and Europe, deal not only with the aesthetics and artistry of the Iliad as a poetic artefact, but with its historical context, its cultural background, and its ethical and political framework.

Synopsis:

This anthology includes various studies of Homer and the Iliad to appear in the last 40 years of the 20th century. The essays deal with the aesthetics and artistry of the Iliad as a poetic artefact as well as its historical context, its cultural background, and its ethical and political framework.

Table of Contents

1. The Use and Abuse of Homer, Ian Morris

2. The Making of Homer, Walter Burkert

3. From the Iliad to the Odyssey, R. B. Rutherford

4. Do Homeric Heroes Make Real Decisions?, Richard Gaskin

5. Divine and Human Causation in Homeric Epic, Albin Lesky

6. Affronts and Quarrels in the Iliad, Douglas L. Cairns

7. Euboulia in the Iliad, Malcolm Schofield

8. Tragic Form and Feeling in the Iliad, R. B. Rutherford

9. Homer on Poetry and the Poetry of Homer, C. W. Macleod

10. A 'Beautiful Death' and the Disfigured Corpse, Jean-Pierre Vernant

11. The Shield of Achilles within the Iliad, Oliver Taplin

12. The Epic Cycle and the Uniqueness of Homer, Jasper Griffin

13. Past and Future in the Iliad, Wolfgang Kullmann

14. The Wrath of Thetis, Laura M. Slatkin

15. Mythological Paradigms in the Iliad, M. M. Willcock

16. The Proem of the Iliad: Homer's Art, James Redfield

17. Iliad I. 366-92: A Mirror Story, Irene J. F. de Jong

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198721826
Editor:
Cairns, Douglas L.
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Cairns, Douglas L.
Author:
Cairns, Douglas L.
Author:
null, Douglas L.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Literary Criticism
Subject:
Homer
Subject:
Trojan War -- Literature and the war.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Series Volume:
046
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, line illus
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
5.4 x 8.5 x 1.2 in 1.319 lb

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