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The Iliad : structure, myth, and meaning

Author: Bruce Louden
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
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"Extending his distinctive analysis of Homeric epic to the Iliad, Bruce Louden presents new approaches to understanding the themes and story of the poem. In this study, he demonstrates how repeated narrative motifs argue for an expanded understanding of the structure of epic poetry. First identifying the "subgenres" of myth within the poem, he then reads these against related mythologies of the Near East, developing  Read more...
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Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homère.; Homerus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Louden
ISBN: 080188280X 9780801882807
OCLC Number: 60767031
Description: viii, 337 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The principle narrative patern --
The overture --
The middle sequences : parody of the narrative pattern --
The introductory pattern : the best of the Akhaians calls an assembly --
Subgenres of myth in the Iliad I --
Subgenres of myth in the Iliad II --
The Iliad's divine economy, the goddess Anat, and the Homeric Athena.
Responsibility: Bruce Louden.
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Presents a fresh approach to understanding the themes and story of the poem. This study demonstrates how repeated narrative motifs argue for an expanded understanding of the structure of epic poetry.  Read more...

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