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Homer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer'

Author: G S Kirk
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1965.
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Kirk, G.S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-
Homer and the epic.
Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press, 1965
(OCoLC)579772874
Named Person: Homer.; Homer.; Homer.; Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G S Kirk
OCLC Number: 349210
Description: x, 242 pages, [4] pages of plates ; 21 cm
Contents: The Homeric poems are oral --
Homer and modern oral poetry --
The rise of Mycenae --
Life in a Late Bronze Age palace-state --
From the Achaean decline to the time of Homer --
Poetical possibilities of the Dark Age --
Was there Achaean epic poetry? --
Dark Age elements and Aeolic elements --
Some basic qualities --
The Iliad --
The Odyssey --
Subjects and styles --
The criterion of language --
Differences of material culture --
Structural differences in the Iliad --
Structural differences in the Odyssey --
Unity, real and imaginary --
The circumstances of monumental composition --
Two crucial phases of transmission --
The process of develeopment.
Responsibility: by G.S. Kirk.

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