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Paths of Thought—Iliad Cycle I

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the hypothesis that the three-cycle design might also furnish orientation to themes. The research finds that thematically analogous books are situated in analogous positions ... More


Homeric Sublimity: Iliad Book 24

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns to the last book of the Iliad, whose analogies of theme and positioning relate it to books 1, 8, 9, 15, and 16. Apollo's speech to the Olympians in book 24 is situated in a ... More


Replacements and Representatives: The Quarrel (Cycle I, Column A) and the Embassy (Cycle II, Column A)

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a theoretical synopsis of the previous chapters that emphasizes the underdetermination of themes and its relationship to the choices of the agents in the story. It continues ... More


Zeus's Changing Plans: Cycles I and II, Column Z (Books 8 and 15)

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns the investigation of thematic trajectories to books 8 and 15, the last segments of the first and second cycles respectively. These are the books that narrate Zeus's critical ... More


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

Bruce Heiden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an “oral poem,” it has circulated as a text stabilized in writing since near the time of its composition. Thus, the Iliad undoubtedly has features ... More


Rhetoric in mid-antiquity

Malcolm Heath

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book's concluding study presents the rhetorical education of the fourth century ad, not as the end but as only midway in the literary culture of Hellas, between Homer and the Byzantine emperor ... More


Introduction: Reading, Choice, and Design

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the goals and methods of the book. The book's aim is to present a series of investigations aimed at illuminating the design of the Iliad and its significance for readers, ... More


Persons, Problems, and Choices: The Progression of Events in the Iliad

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the actions of the whole Iliad to address the question of whether or in what sense the Iliad could present a “single action” as Aristotle said it did. The analysis uses Pavel's ... More


Event Trajectories in the “Books” of the Iliad

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns to the question of a reader's orientation within horizons shorter than the epic as a whole. Examining the transmitted articulation of the epic into “books” and analyzing their ... More


Orientation by Design

Bruce Heiden

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter returns to the reader's orientation toward the story as a whole. It finds that the centrality of Zeus's agency is emphasized in only six of the twenty-four books, but that these books ... More


Pope's Family Trade

Paul Davis

in Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter measures the impact of the customary equations of translating with trade and with kinship on Pope's version of the Iliad (1715-20) and the version of the Odyssey (1725-6), which he ... More


ULYSSES AND THE RAPTURE OF TROY

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Four engages in a detailed reading of Tennyson’s “Ulysses,” described as the prototypical Victorian dramatic monologue. The first section, “The Character of the Homeric Statesman,” ... More


Introduction: founding dissent

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This section introduces the twin chapters on Homeric epic, the Iliad and Odyssey. Its methodological basis for comparison derives from J. Foley, who proposes using the idea of resonance—the process ... More


Challenging authority in the assemblies of the Iliad

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines representations of debate in the Iliad. Focusing on scenes of assembly among the Achaeans, it argues that dissent is made institutional as the poem unwinds: Achilles establishes ... More


Speaking back in Sophocles' Ajax

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles head-on the problem of the double agon in the play's second half, as Teucer and the Atreidae argue over Ajax's body, and interprets it as part of a strategy that emphasizes ... More


Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the American cultural imagination, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where our nation’s values and ideologies were formed. The heroes of this dangerous world, most familiar to us through ... More


Epic: A Genre in Stasis?

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

After an account of epic and mock‐epic theory within neoclassicism, referring especially to the ‘Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes’, this chapter surveys the decline of serious epic, bringing out ... More


Mock Epic Domesticated: Goethe's Herrmann und Dorothea

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Goethe's verse narrative of 1797 uses Homeric metre and similes to portray life in a German small town feeling the distant impact of the French Revolution. It follows Wieland in offering a positive ... More


Models of Mind

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers a self-indulgent account of the different views of the person by Homer, Aristotle, the post-Cartesians, and contemporary cognitive science with its ‘computer model of mind’. It ... More


Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Dennis R. MacDonald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This challenge to prevailing views of New Testament sources argues that the origins of passages in the book of Acts are to be found not in early Christian legends but in the epics of Homer. The book ... More


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