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Defining Greek narrative

Author: Douglas L Cairns; Ruth Scodel
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014
Series: Edinburgh Leventis studies, 7
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of what is distinct, what is shared and what is universal in the narrative traditions of a wide range of ancient Greek literary genres.

This book will appeal to students and scholars of Classics as well as Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. [Publisher's note]

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas L Cairns; Ruth Scodel
ISBN: 9780748680108 0748680101
OCLC Number: 918951862
Description: xii, 380 s
Contents: 1. Introduction, Ruth Scodel; Part I: Defining the Greek Tradition; 2. Beyond Auerbach: Homeric Narrative and the Epic of Gilgamesh, Johannes Haubold; 3. Homeric Battle Narrative and the Ancient Near East, Adrian Kelly; 4. Narrative Focus and Elusive Thought in Homerm, Ruth Scodel; 5. Structure as Interpretation in the Homeric Odyssey, Erwin Cook; Part II: The Development of the Greek Tradition; 6. Exemplarity and Narrative in the Greek Tradition, Douglas Cairns; 7. 'Where do I begin?': An Odyssean Narrative Strategy and its Afterlife, Richard Hunter; 8. Some Ancient Views on Narrative, its Structure and Working, Rene Nunlist; 9. Who, Sappho?, Alex Purves; 10. The Creative Impact of the Occasion: Pindar's Songs for the Emmenids and Horace's Odes 1.2 and 4.2, Lucia Athanassaki; 11. Narrative on the Greek Tragic Stage, P.E. Easterling; 12. Stock Situations, Topoi and the Greekness of Greek Historiography, Lisa Hau; 13. Heliodorus the Hellene, J. R. Morgan; Part III: Beyond Greece; 14. Livy Reading Polybius: Adapting Greek Narrative to Roman History, Dennis Pausch; 15. Pamela and Plato: Ancient and Modern Epistolary Narratives, A. D. Morrison; 16. The Anonymous Traveller in European Literature: A Greek Meme?, Irene J. F. de Jong; Bibliography; Index Locorum; Index.
Series Title: Edinburgh Leventis studies, 7
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel

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Examines what is distinct, what is shared and what is universal in Greek narrative tradition. This title has two closely related objectives: to define what is characteristically Greek in Greek  Read more...

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