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Although a relatively small proportion of the stories of the three major tragedians appear to have been drawn directly from the Homeric poems, and although the poetic language of tragedy does not reflect constant and close dependence on Homeric usage (as do some other genres), it is none the less impossible to understand Greek tragedy without a consideration of the way Homer and Hesiod Cited by: 1. Homeric poetry is a cover term for two epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. The major part of this introduction will deal with the Iliad. [ 1] A As I will argue, this epic of the Iliad is in and of itself the best introduction to its companion-piece, the epic of the Odyssey. 0§3. This volume addresses questions concerning Neoanalysis and Oral theory, the two most fruitful schools of thought in Homeric criticism. It explores the development of Greek myth with respect to the Trojan war; the signs of heroic cult in Homeric poetry; the function of memory; the relation between the catalogue of ships and the Iliadic narrative; the tragedy of Achilles; the travels of Odysseus. Her teaching and research interests include ancient Greek oral traditions, Homeric poetry, Greek tragedy, and textual criticism. Her latest book, Achilles Unbound: Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics, is available as part of the Hellenic Studies. Other publications, also available online for free at CHS.
Aristotle’s Homeric Problems has enjoyed the sporadic attention of classicists. Mayhew’s monograph claims to (re)evaluate the standard collections of the fragments of Aristotle and to locate others, providing a fuller understanding and interpretation of Aristotle’s Homeric book contains ten chapters, three indices and one appendix. In this video Leonard Muellner, Gregory Nagy, and Douglas Frame talk about the experience of reading Homer together without doing any preparations, as a playful and open-minded activity. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing further segments of the Center for Hellenic Studies series in which they read, translate, and discuss passages from Homeric epic. Poems for Tragedy and Grief Tragedy and grief can be encountered privately or publicly, felt in secret or experienced and expressed as a community. Poems of tragedy and grief address the occasions where words are difficult, from personal heartbreak to the Vietnam War to Septem illuminating and sanctifying private and public loss. The Manuscript Evidence for Interpolation in Homer. Heidelberg, Bakker, E. Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse. Ithaca, NY, –––. Pointing at the Past: From Formula to Performance in Homeric Poetics. Center for Hellenic Studies, Burgess, J. The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle. Baltimore.
: Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse (Myth and Poetics) eBook: Bakker, Egbert J.: Kindle Store. This book, first published in , clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies. Focussing on the dramatic masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and how these writers imitated and alluded to other poetry, the author reveals the immense dependence on Homer. According to Liebert, there are no differences in archaic poetry between real and mimetic experiences of tragic pleasure. So then, to understand this “tragic pleasure”, the author goes back to the Homeric epic and mostly follows Plato’s philosophy to stress a “psychosomatic model of aesthetic engagement”. BOOK REVIEWS Seaford, Richard. Reciprocity and Ritual: Homer and Tragedy in the De-veloping City-State. Oxford: Clarendon Press, xx + pp. Cloth, $ In his stellar commentary on Euripides' Cyclops, and in a string of impres-sive and suggestive articles, .