Homer on Life and Death

Homer on Life and Death

Author: Jasper Griffin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198140266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the world both unique and profound.
Homer on Life and Death
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Jasper Griffin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and
A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Introduction and Books I-VIII
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Alfred Heubeck, Stephanie West, John Bryan Hainsworth, A. Hoekstra
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

This is the first instalment of a three-volume commentary in English, compiled by an international team of scholars and first published in Italian under the auspices of the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. In this volume the commentary by West (Books I-IV) and Hainsworth (Books V-VIII) is preceded byan introduction which discusses
Plato the Myth Maker
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Luc Brisson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

We think of myth as a fictional story, and Plato was the first to use the term muthos in that sense. But Plato also used muthos to describe the practice of making and telling stories, the oral transmission of all that a community keeps in its collective memory. In the
Ancient Greeks on the Human Condition
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Matthew Sims
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-03 - Publisher: McFarland

This book examines the writings of four ancient Greeks-Homer, Thucydides, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Each of these four individuals represents a different approach toward the human condition, ranging from the heroic and tragic to the comic and absurd. This book focuses on how the human condition can best be understood within
Odysseus, Hero of Practical Intelligence
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Jeffrey Barnouw
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: University Press of America

In dramatic representations and narrative reports of inner deliberation the Odyssey displays the workings of the human mind and its hero's practical intelligence, epitomized by anticipating consequences and controlling his actions accordingly. Once his hope of returning home as husband, father and king is renewed on Calypso's isle, Odysseus shows