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Pope, Homer, and Manliness: Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

Pope, Homer, and Manliness: Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

1st Edition

Carolyn D. Williams
February 28, 2016

The author here reassesses the concept of ‘masculinity’, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values...

People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

1st Edition

Agathe Thornton
January 21, 2016

Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ‘guest-friendship’ and ‘testing’ are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ‘omens’ and...

Homer and His Critics

Homer and His Critics

1st Edition

John Myres, Dorothea Gray
January 21, 2016

Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most...

From Homer to Tragedy: The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry

From Homer to Tragedy: The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry

1st Edition

Richard Garner
December 21, 2015

The role of poetic allusion in classical Greek poetry, to Homer especially, has often largely been neglected or even almost totally ignored. This book, first published in 1990, clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies....

From Mycenae to Homer: A Study in Early Greek Literature and Art

From Mycenae to Homer: A Study in Early Greek Literature and Art

1st Edition

T. B. L. Webster
November 26, 2015

This book, first published in 1958, aims to describe Greek art and poetry within this ambiguous period of ancient history (often referred to as the Greek ‘Dark Ages’), and to explore the possibilities of learning about Mycenaean civilisation from its own documents and not only from archaeology....

Routledge Library Editions: Homer

Routledge Library Editions: Homer

1st Edition

Various
April 14, 2014

Reissuing works originally published between 1958 and 1993, this five-volume set offers a selection of scholarship on the greatest classical poet, whose two monumental epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, remain foundational to the Western cultural tradition. Routledge Library Editions: Homer helps...

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