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Homer's Cosmic Fabrication : Choice and Design in the Iliad

Author: Bruce Heiden
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford scholarship online; American classical studies, 52.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an "oral poem"; but what makes it the "good read" we know it to be? Bruce Heiden illuminates the epic's artisty and philosophical depth by drawing upon  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Named Person: Homerus; Homerus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Heiden
ISBN: 9780195341072 0195341074
OCLC Number: 611764710
Notes: Gesehen am 12.02.2009.
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: Introduction: Reading, Choice, and Design ; Part I: Dramatic Legibility and Poetic Design ; Chapter One: Persons, Problems, and Choices: The Progression of Events in the Iliad ; Chapter Two: Event Trajectories in the "Books" of the Iliad ; Chapter Three: The Iliad: An Epic in Three Cycles ; Chapter Four: Paths of Thought: Iliad Cycle I ; Part II: Reading Thematic Trajectories ; Chapter Five: Replacements and Representatives: The Quarrel (Cycle I, Column A) and the Embassy (Cycle II, Column A) ; Chapter Six: Zeus's Changing Plans: Cycles I and II, Column Z (Books 8 and 15) ; Chapter Seven: Homeric Sublimity: Iliad Book 24 ; Conclusion: The Fabricated Cosmos and the Poetry of the Future
Series Title: Oxford scholarship online; American classical studies, 52.
Responsibility: by Bruce Heiden.

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