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Author: Eva T H Brann
Publisher: Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Paul Dry books edView all editions and formats
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In this work the author conveys the uniques delights of Homer's epics as she focuses on the crucial scenes, or moments, that mark the high pints of the narratives: Penelope and Odysseus meet for the first time in twenty years; young Telemachus boldly confronts the angry suitors; Achilles gives way to boundless grief at the death of Patroclus. The author demonstrates a way of reading Homer's poems that yields up  Read more...
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Brann, Eva T.H.
Homeric moments.
Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2002
(OCoLC)605749045
Online version:
Brann, Eva T.H.
Homeric moments.
Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2002
(OCoLC)606867443
Named Person: Homer; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer.; Homer.; Homère; Homère.; Homère.; Homerus.; Homerus.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva T H Brann
ISBN: 0967967562 9780967967561 0967967570 9780967967578
OCLC Number: 49680104
Description: xiv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Gods --
Odysseus: his looks and transformations --
Odysseus: his nature --
Heroes --
Odysseus at Troy --
Ajax the silent --
Brief Achilles and enduring Odysseus --
Hephaestus' world: the shield --
Patroclus the friend --
Achilles the unwitting liar --
Hector the holder --
The plan of Zeus --
Achilles as Hades and Achilles in Hades --
Beginnings and endings --
The returns --
The poet of the Odyssey --
Naïveté and insight --
Beauty and craft --
Visibility and visuality --
Simile: the double vision --
Name tags and speaking names --
Telemachus and his telemachy --
Nestor at home --
Helen at Troy and Helen at home --
The stations and sightings of Odysseus' odyssey --
Asleep on the watch --
The poet of the Odyssey --
The fame of men and women --
Odysseus' odyssey I: first through sixth adventure --
Odysseus in Hades: seventh adventure --
The wooers in Hades --
The treasure house of the Greeks --
Odysseus' odyssey II: eighth through tenth adventure --
Calypso who conceals: eleventh adventure --
Phaeacia the artists' colony: twelfth adventure --
The locales and settings of Homer's Odyssey --
The liar's goddess --
The Cretan liar --
Lying tales versus fairy tales --
Telemachus returns --
Odysseus and Telemachus: convergence --
Penelope the kingly queen --
Suitors and servants --
Crisis --
At first sight --
Testing --
Time chasms --
Twice told, thrice dead.
Responsibility: Eva Brann.

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In this work the author conveys the uniques delights of Homer's epics as she focuses on the crucial scenes, or moments, that mark the high pints of the narratives: Penelope and Odysseus meet for the first time in twenty years; young Telemachus boldly confronts the angry suitors; Achilles gives way to boundless grief at the death of Patroclus. The author demonstrates a way of reading Homer's poems that yields up their hidden treasures. With an alert eye for Homer's extraordinary visual effects and a keen ear for the musicality of his language, she helps the reader see the flickering campfires of the Greeks and hear the roar of the surf and the singing of nymphs. She takes readers beneath the captivating surface of the poems to explore the inner connections and layers of meaning that have made the epics "the marvel of the ages."--Jacket.

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