More than Homer Knew - Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

More than Homer Knew - Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators PDF Author:
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110695820
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 538

Book Description
This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.

More than Homer Knew - Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

More than Homer Knew - Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators PDF Author:
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110695820
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 538

Book Description
This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.

More than Homer Knew – Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

More than Homer Knew – Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators PDF Author:
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311069591X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 538

Book Description
This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.

More Than Homer Knew - Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

More Than Homer Knew - Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783110693584
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 480

Book Description
This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.

Myths on the Margins of Homer

Myths on the Margins of Homer PDF Author: Joan Pagès
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110751232
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 253

Book Description
Even though there is agreement on the existence of an Imperial commentary on Homer, going under the name Mythographus Homericus, a large-scale study of this work has been lacking. The objective of this collective volume is to fill this blank. The authors represent diverse opinions, a consequence of the complex nature of the textual tradition but also of the difficulty of defining the nature of this mythographic work itself. This volume offers a study of Mythographus Homericus from different perspectives: the place of the work in the history of scholarship, the state of the text, which has been transmitted by scholia and papyri, its readership, its place in mythography and in Homeric scholarship, its intertextual relationship to other mythographic works or scholiastic corpora and its contribution to the study of myth from a typological perspective.

Future Fame in the Iliad

Future Fame in the Iliad PDF Author: Yukai Li
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350239216
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
When Homeric heroes think about the meaning of their actions, they expect this to take the form of kleos, 'fame', in a future song. This volume explores the consequences of this mode of thinking in the Iliad in particular, and argues that the form of kleos and the interposition of a gap of time between event and meaning produces widespread effects, not only for the thought and psyche of the heroes, but also for the nature of poetry and Homeric scholarship. Is epic time continuous, perpetuating the fame of the heroes in the flow of poetic tradition, or does a gap intervene to put into doubt the self-identity of meaning and the possibility of memory? This question connects the poetic logic of fame for the heroes and singers of epic to the implicit temporalities of Homeric studies. Alongside the analysis of literary figures from the Iliad, such as narrative, objects and similes, this volume reads modern scholarship on Homer – including oral theory, neoanalysis and traditional referentiality – as forms of reception which have produced distinct responses to the temporality of ancient epic. The participants in epic kleos – heroes, poets and scholars – encounter each other through a tradition that joins the memories and presentiments of a past that did not happen and futures that will never arrive.

Rethinking Orality II

Rethinking Orality II PDF Author: Andrea Ercolani
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110751968
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
This is the second volume on the mechanisms of oral communication in ancient Greece, focused on epic poetry, a genre with deep roots in orality. Considering the critical debate about orality and its influence on the composition, diffusion and transmission of the archaic epic poems, the survey provides a reconsideration and a reassessment of the traces of orality in the archaic epic poetry, following their adaptation in the synchronic and diachronic changes of the communicative system. Combining the methods of cognitive science, and the historical and literary analysis of the texts, the research explores the complexity of the literary message of the Greek epic poetry, highlighting its position in a system of oral communication. The consideration of structural and formal aspects, i.e. the traces of orality in the narrative architecture, in the epic diction, in the meter and the formulaic system, as well as the vestiges of the mixture of orality and writing, allows to reconstruct a dynamic frame of communicative modalities which influenced and enriched the archaic epic poetry, providing it with expressive potentialities destined to a longlasting permanence in the history of the genre.

Fragmented Memory

Fragmented Memory PDF Author: Nicoletta Bruno
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110742098
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 338

Book Description
Chance, in addition to the unavoidable ambiguity caused by time, is one of the main guilty parties in the transmission of ancient texts – or lack thereof. However, the same cannot be said for what concerns the mechanisms of selection and loss of historical and literary memory, where the voluntary awareness of obscuring is often part of a precise aim, thus leading the cultural memory of a literate society to become fragmented. The present volume explores the devices and criteria of selection and loss in Ancient and Medieval texts and the subsequent fragmentation of such literature, but it also addresses the questions of the damnatio memoriae, of literary strategies such as reticence and omission, as well as of known texts deemed lost but re-found thanks to state-of-the-art methods in digitization. The many and diverse nuances of the concepts of omission, selection, and loss throughout Ancient and Medieval literature and history are illustrated through a number of case studies in the four sections of this volume, each examining a different facet of the topic: ‘Mechanisms and criteria of textual loss and selection’, ‘Lost texts re-discovered’, ‘Voluntary omissions and desire for oblivion’, and ‘Re-working the known’.

Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama

Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama PDF Author: Jonathan J. Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429656351
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 392

Book Description
This collection presents 19 interconnected studies on the language, history, exegesis, and cultural setting of Greek epic and dramatic poetic texts ("Text") and their afterlives ("Intertext") in Antiquity. Spanning texts from Hittite archives to Homer to Greek tragedy and comedy to Vergil to Celsus, the studies here were all written by friends and colleagues of Margalit Finkelberg who are experts in their particular fields, and who have all been influenced by her work. The papers offer close readings of individual lines and discussion of widespread cultural phenomena. Readers will encounter Hittite precedents to the Homeric poems, characters in ancient epic analysed by modern cognitive theory, the use of Homer in Christian polemic, tragic themes of love and murder, a history of the Sphinx, and more. Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama offers a selection of fascinating essays exploring Greek epic, drama, and their reception and adaption by other ancient authors, and will be of interest to anyone working on Greek literature.

Acheloios, Thales, and the Origin of Philosophy

Acheloios, Thales, and the Origin of Philosophy PDF Author: Nicholas J. Molinari
Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 180327087X
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 262

Book Description
Through careful analysis of the archaeological record, close reading of ancient sources, and deep investigations into the languages of our past, this study demonstrates the importance of the influence of the cult of Acheloios on Thales, fundamentally changing our understanding of the origin of the philosophical experience in 6th century Ionia.

Early Greek Epic Fragments II

Early Greek Epic Fragments II PDF Author: Christos Tsagalis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110767600
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 274

Book Description
This is a full-scale edition with commentary of the archaic epic poems Oichalias Halosis by Kreophylos of Samos and Herakleia by Peisandros of Kamiros. The Greek text (divided between testimonies and fragments) is accompanied by detailed critical apparatus and English translation. There are also extensive introductions to the biography of each poet, the title of the poem, its content and style, as well as a careful examination of the relative chronology of each epic. The detailed commentary of every fragment offers an up-to-date examination of all the extant material that has come down to us through a rich indirect tradition. This is the second installment of the project Early Greek Epic Poets (vol. I: Genealogical and Antiquarian Epic, De Gruyter 2017), which aims to enhance the study of Greek epic poetry of the archaic and classical period by means of providing readers with authoritative editions and commentaries of a significant part of fragmentary early Greek epic.