Homeric Contexts

This volume aims at offering a critical reassessment of the progress made in Homeric research in recent years,focussing onits two main trends,Neonalysis and Oral Theory.

Author: Franco Montanari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110272016

Category: Literary Criticism

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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; the Telemachy and the Nostoi, the false tales and Crete; the imagery of Odyssean similes; language and formulas; the Epic Cycle; Hesiod and Homer; the epic of Alpamysh; the Iliad and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

More than Homer Knew Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times.

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110695820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 538

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This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.

Homer The creation of the poems

9 Oral Poetry Theory and Neoanalysis in Homeric Research * W. Kullmann * Source : Greek , Roman , and Byzantine Studies , vol . 25 , 1984 , pp . 307–23 . Since the Second World War , Homeric scholarship has taken two different courses ...

Author: Irene J. F. de Jong

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415145282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle

According to a second extreme view, the poems of the Epic Cycle influenced the Homeric poems. ... idea.3 Today the leading practitioners of neoanalysis do not argue that poems in the Epic Cycle preceded the Homeric poems or that written ...

Author: Jonathan S. Burgess

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080187890X

Category: History

Page: 320

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Presents a challenge to Homer's authority on the history and legends of the Trojan War, placing the Iliad and Odyssey in the larger context of the entire body of Greek epic poetry of the Archaic Age.

Homer and Early Greek Epic

This collection includes thirty scholarly essays on Homer and Greek epic poetry published by Margalit Finkelberg over the past three decades.

Author: Margalit Finkelberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311067145X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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This collection includes thirty scholarly essays on Homer and Greek epic poetry published by Margalit Finkelberg over the past three decades. The topics discussed reflect the author’s research interests and represent the main directions of her contribution to Homeric studies: Homer's language and diction, archaic Greek epic tradition, Homer's world and values, transmission and reception of the Homeric poems. The book gives special emphasis to some of the central issues in contemporary Homeric scholarship, such as oral-formulaic theory and the role of the individual poet; Neoanalysis and the character of the relationship between Homer and the tradition about the Trojan War; the multi-layered texture of the Homeric poems; the Homeric Question; the canonic status of the Iliad and the Odyssey in antiquity and modernity. All the articles are revised and updated. The book addresses both scholars and advanced students of Classics, as well as non-specialists interested in the Homeric poems and their journey through centuries.

Homer s Allusive Art

ἐτελείετο βουλή preserves a fine specimen of neoanalytical thinking avant la lettre when it comments that 'others have said that Homer speaks from a certain myth', and continues: 'the myth is to be found in Stasinus, poet of the Cypria' ...

Author: Bruno Currie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198768826

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Page: 368

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What kind of allusion is possible in a poetry derived from a centuries-long oral tradition, and what kind of oral-derived poetry are the Homeric epics? Comparison of Homeric epic with South Slavic heroic song has suggested certain types of answers to these questions, yet the South Slavic paradigm is neither straightforward in itself nor necessarily the only pertinent paradigm: Augustan Latin poetry uses many sophisticated and highly self-conscious techniques of allusion which can, this book contends, be suggestively paralleled in Homeric epic, and some of the same techniques of allusion can be found in Near Eastern poetry of the third and second millennia BC. By attending to these various paradigms, this challenging study argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history, broaching the question of whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion stretching from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, via the Iliad and Odyssey, to the Aeneid and Metamorphoses, despite the enormous disparities of time and place and of language and culture, including those represented by the cuneiform tablet, the papyrus roll, and by an oral performance culture. The fundamental methodological problems are explored through a series of interlocking case studies, treating of how the Odyssey conceivably alludes to the Iliad and also to earlier poetry on Odysseus' homecoming, the Iliad to earlier poetry on the Ethiopian hero Memnon, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to earlier poetry on Hades' abduction of Persephone, and early Greek epic to Mesopotamian mythological poetry, pre-eminently the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh.

The Death and Afterlife of Achilles

But there have been successful oralist implementations of neoanalysis, and further developments through ... When speculating about influences on Homeric poetry, neoanalysts spoke of written texts that Homer had “before his eyes.

Author: Jonathan S. Burgess

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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With his keen, original analysis of hitherto untapped literary, iconographical, and archaeological sources, Burgess adds greatly to our understanding of this archetypal mythic hero.

Future Fame in the Iliad

This volume explores the consequences of this mode of thinking in the Iliad in particular, and argues that the form of kleos and the interposition of a gap of time between event and meaning produces widespread effects, not only for the ...

Author: Yukai Li

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350239224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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When Homeric heroes think about the meaning of their actions, they expect this to take the form of kleos, 'fame', in a future song. This volume explores the consequences of this mode of thinking in the Iliad in particular, and argues that the form of kleos and the interposition of a gap of time between event and meaning produces widespread effects, not only for the thought and psyche of the heroes, but also for the nature of poetry and Homeric scholarship. Is epic time continuous, perpetuating the fame of the heroes in the flow of poetic tradition, or does a gap intervene to put into doubt the self-identity of meaning and the possibility of memory? This question connects the poetic logic of fame for the heroes and singers of epic to the implicit temporalities of Homeric studies. Alongside the analysis of literary figures from the Iliad, such as narrative, objects and similes, this volume reads modern scholarship on Homer – including oral theory, neoanalysis and traditional referentiality – as forms of reception which have produced distinct responses to the temporality of ancient epic. The participants in epic kleos – heroes, poets and scholars – encounter each other through a tradition that joins the memories and presentiments of a past that did not happen and futures that will never arrive.

Homeric Poetry and Neoanalysis

The book traces the history of the neoanalytical theory from its first beginnings in the 1940's and 1950's until its recent transformation into an "Oral Neoanalysis" and offers a critical reappraisal of some of the theory's basic features.

Author: Antonios Rengakos

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783110664980

Category:

Page: 200

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Neoanalysis has established itself as one of the two leading schools of interpretation in Homeric studies (together with the theory of Oral Poetry) since its introduction by J.T. Kakridis and its subsequent development by H. Pestalozzi, W. Schadewaldt and W. Kullmann. Long considered as a mainly German or at most a European theory, Neoanalysis has been combined in recent studies (M.W. Edwards, R. Janko, M. Finkelberg, J. Burgess, B. Currie, Chr. Tsagalis) with the theory of Oral Poetry, dominant chiefly in Anglo-American scholarship. This rapprochement paves the way for what seems to be a historical compromise between the two theories. The book traces the history of the neoanalytical theory from its first beginnings in the 1940's and 1950's until its recent transformation into an "Oral Neoanalysis" and offers a critical reappraisal of some of the theory's basic features.

The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs

10 From the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Present: Oral-Formulaic Theory and Neoanalysis. Although developed independently of each other, Oral-Formulaic Theory and Neoanalysis have shown, each in its own way, that the Homeric poems were ...

Author: Fritz-Heiner Mutschler

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527523799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 509

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The Homeric epics and the Book of Songs are not just the fountainheads of the Western and Chinese literary traditions; for centuries they played a central role in education and communal life, and thus exercised a lasting influence on both civilizations. This volume presents the first systematic comparison of the two corpora. Part One analyzes their genesis and their reception, while Part Two discusses their characteristics as poetic creations. The book brings together Chinese and Western sinologists and classicists, and so promotes significant interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue. Though the contributors rank among the leading experts in their fields, the essays here are accessible not only to their peers, but also to the interested ‘general reader’, and so to all those who seek a deeper understanding of Chinese and Western civilizations, their common human basis and their characteristic differences.