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The Role of the Gods and the Divine

Benjamin Sammons

in Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190614843
eISBN:
9780190614867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614843.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the role of the gods, with emphasis on divine intervention as a compositional device. Of the cyclic epics, the Cypria shows the greatest divine activity, with many parallels to ... More


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