A New Companion to Homer

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
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This volume is the first English-language survey of Homeric studies to appear for more than a generation, and the first such work to attempt to cover all fields comprehensively. Thirty leading scholars from Europe and America provide short, authoritative overviews of the state of knowledge and current controversies in the many specialist divisions in Homeric studies. The chapters pay equal attention to literary, mythological, linguistic, historical, and archaeological topics, ranging from such long-established problems as the Homeric Question" to newer issues like the relevance of narratology and computer-assisted quantification. The collection, the third publication in Brills handbook series, The Classical Tradition, will be valuable at every level of study - from the general student of literature to the Homeric specialist seeking a general understanding of the latest developments across the whole range of Homeric scholarship."

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Editors' Introduction
Homer and Writingp. 3
Homer in Antiquityp. 33
Homeric Papyri and Transmission of the Textp. 55
Homeric Scholiap. 101
The Homeric Questionp. 123
Oral Tradition and its Implicationsp. 146
Neoanalysisp. 174
Homer's Dialectp. 193
Homer's Meterp. 218
The Formulap. 238
Homeric Style and 'Oral Poetics'p. 261
The Study of Homeric Discoursep. 284
Homer and Narratologyp. 305
Quantifying Epicp. 326
The Iliad: Structure and Interpretationp. 345
The Structures of the Odysseyp. 360
Modern Theoretical Approaches to Homerp. 380
Epic as Genrep. 396
Myth in Homerp. 415
Homer and the Folktalep. 442
Homer and Hesiodp. 463
The Homeric Hymnsp. 489
Homer and the Bronze Agep. 511
Homer and the Iron Agep. 535
Homer and Greek Artp. 560
Homer and the Near Eastp. 599
Homeric Societyp. 624
The Homeric Economyp. 649
Homeric Warfarep. 668
Homeric Ethicsp. 694
Select Bibliographyp. 715
Indexp. 747
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