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Homer


Συγγραφέας: Burgess Jonathan S.
Εκδότης: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
ISBN: 9781848858633
Σειρά βιβλίου: Understanding Classics
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 192
Διαστάσεις: 22x2x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Homer"

What reader could fail to be enthralled by the Iliad and the Odyssey, those greatest heroic epics of antiquity? Yet the author of these immortal texts remains, in the end, an enigma. The central paradox of 'Homer' is that - while recognized as producing poetry of incomparable genius - even in the ancient world nobody knew who he was. As a result, the mythmaker became the subject of myth. For the satirist Lucian (c 125 - c 180 CE) he was a captive Babylonian. Other traditions have Homer born on Smyrna or the island of Chios, or portray him as a blind and wandering minstrel. In his new and authoritative introduction, Jonathan Burgess addresses fundamental questions of provenance and authorship. Besides conveying why these epics have been cherished down the ages, he discusses their historical sources and the possible impact on the Iliad and Odyssey of Indo-European, Near Eastern and folktale influences. Tracing their transmission through the ancient, medieval and modern periods, the author further examines questions of later reception and the use made of Homer in colonialism and imperialism.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Burgess Jonathan S.
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
Σειρά βιβλίου: Understanding Classics
ISBN: 9781848858633
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 30/10/2014
Εκδότης: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 192
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 3 maps

Περιεχόμενα

Acknowledgements Myths Plots Poetics Texts and Pre-Texts The Homeric Question Theory Reception Notes Bibliography Index

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