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Communication, love, and death in Homer and Virgil : an introduction

Author: Stephen Ridd
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Oklahoma series in classical culture, v. 54.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid are three of the most important--and influential--works of Western classical literature. Although they differ in subject matter and authorship, these epic poems share a common purpose: to tell the ""deeds both of men and of the gods."" Written in an accessible style and ideally suited for classroom use, Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil offers a unique  Read more...
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Ridd, Stephen.
Communication, love, and death in Homer and Virgil.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016051440
(OCoLC)962359735
Named Person: Homer.; Homer.; Virgil.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ridd
ISBN: 9780806159478 0806159472
OCLC Number: 1002065013
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 258 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction. 1 Singing with the aid of the muse(s) : Three openings and a reopening --
Lists of fighting forces --
Battles and burning ships. 2 Singing and celebration : Singing and celebrating the deeds of the gods --
Singing and celebrating the deeds of men --
Singing and dancing, courtship and marriage. 3 Supernatural singing : Siren voices --
Singing and dancing in Elysium --
Singing and seeing into the future. 4 Sons and mothers : Sharing the pain --
A mother from another world --
Problems with mother. 5 Helen and the men in her life : Helen of Troy --
Helen and the Fall of Troy remembered --
Helen of Sparta again. 6 Parting : Returning to battle --
Abandoning home to the enemy --
Separating. 7 Communicating with the dead : Ghost stories --
Messages from the dead, messages to the dead --
Achilleus and the dead Patroklos. 8 Deaths and endings : The burial of Hektor, tamer of horses --
The killing of Turnus --
Still to come. Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Oklahoma series in classical culture, v. 54.
Responsibility: Stephen Ridd.

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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid are three of the most important--and influential--works of Western classical literature. Although they differ in subject matter and authorship, these epic poems share a common purpose: to tell the ""deeds both of men and of the gods."" Written in an accessible style and ideally suited for classroom use, Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil offers a unique comparative analysis of these classic works.

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