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The Resource Homeric epic and its reception : interpretive essays, Seth L. Schein

Homeric epic and its reception : interpretive essays, Seth L. Schein

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Homeric epic and its reception : interpretive essays
Title
Homeric epic and its reception
Title remainder
interpretive essays
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Seth L. Schein
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the history of literary interpretation of the 'Iliad', the 'Odyssey', and the 'Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite', comprising twelve chapters, some previously published but extensively revised for this collection, and some appearing here in print for the first time. While some chapters closely study the diction, meter, style, and thematic resonance of particular passages and episodes in the Iliad and the Odyssey, others follow diverse pathways into the interpretation of the epics, including mythological allusion, intertextuality, the metrics of the Homeric hexameter, and the fundamental contrast between divinity and humanity. Also included are two chapters which focus on the work of Milman Parry and Ioannis Kakridis, founders of the two most fruitful twentieth-century scholarly approaches to Homeric scholarship: the study of the Iliad and the Odyssey as traditional oral formulaic poetry (Parry), and the study of the poems' adaptations and transformations of traditional mythology, folktales, and poetic motifs in accordance with their distinctive themes and poetic purposes (Kakridis). The volume draws to a close with three chapters which discuss some of the most compelling poetic and critical receptions of the Iliad and the Odyssey since the late nineteenth century, and the institutional reception of the epics in colleges and universities in the United States over the past two centuries. Written over a period of 45 years, this collection reflects author Seth L. Schein's long-standing interest in, and scholarly and critical approaches to, the literary interpretation of Homeric poetry
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ERASA
Dewey number
480
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.S3937 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Homeric epic and its reception : interpretive essays, Seth L. Schein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9780199589418
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)951982333
Label
Homeric epic and its reception : interpretive essays, Seth L. Schein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9780199589418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951982333

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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