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Documented Cases of Transmission History, Part 1: Two Cases

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the focus on documented cases of transmission history (also termed “empirical” study of biblical formation), starting with a brief survey of prior such studies by Jeffrey ... More


Defensor Vergilii: Richard Heinze on Virgil’s Epic Technique

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the work of Richard Heinze on Virgil's Aeneid. It provides a fascinating and well-informed analysis of Heinze's work in his epoch-making ‘Virgil's Epic Technique.’ This does ... More


Nâzım’s Ghostwriting

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The book concludes with an analysis of language politics in the work of Nâzım Hikmet [Ran]. Affiliated with the post-revolutionary Soviet Futurists, Nâzım distinguished himself from both Safa and ... More


Homer and the Early Epic Tradition

Bruno Currie

in Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter seeks to establish what kind of interaction was possible between the Homeric poems and other early Greek epics. The question is crucially affected by the recognition that the early Greek ... More


Para-Narratives in the Odyssey: Stories in the Frame

Maureen Alden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199291069
eISBN:
9780191746963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199291069.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers the first full-length study in English of the relationship between the Odyssey’s main narrative and its para-narratives, the secondary narratives and episodes in a minor key which ... More


Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

John F. Miller and Jenny Strauss Clay (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (= Roman Mercury) is the most versatile, enigmatic, complex, and ambiguous. The runt of the Olympian litter, he is the god of lies and ... More


Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Benjamin Sammons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190614843
eISBN:
9780190614867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From a corpus of Greek epics known in antiquity as the “Epic Cycle,” six poems dealt with the same Trojan War mythology as the Homeric poems. Though they are now lost, these poems were much read and ... More


Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Luke Sunderland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Ambivalence towards kings, and other sovereign powers, is deep-seated in medieval culture: sovereigns might provide justice, but were always potential tyrants, who usurped power and ‘stole’ through ... More


Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Lilah Grace Canevaro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male ... More


Introduction

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Synchronic typology of Achilles loves (and transvestism), compared to the loves (and transvestism) of Heracles, another of the most invincible heroes of Greek mythology: Achilles and Heracles as ... More


Deidameia

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After investigating Homer's complete silence on Achilles' stay at Scyros and the hints he makes about the military character of Achilles' visit to the island in the “Iliad”, much time is devoted to ... More


Flirting with the Enemy

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The contrast between Achilles and Thersites, who according to the “Aethiopis” charged Achilles with falling in love with the Amazon Penthesileia, is interpreted in light of its possible meta-literary ... More


The Epic Cycle: A Commentary on the Lost Troy Epics

M. L. West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662258
eISBN:
9780191745942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Iliad and Odyssey do not cover the main story of the Trojan War. The whole saga, which includes Zeus' plan to reduce the world's population, the Judgment of Paris and seduction of Helen, the ... More


Prolegomena

M. L. West

in The Epic Cycle: A Commentary on the Lost Troy Epics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662258
eISBN:
9780191745942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662258.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the following: the definition of the Epic Cycle; Proclus' Chrestomatheias Eklogai and Apollodorus' Bibliotheke; the formation of the Cycle; the validity of the attested ... More


Similes in Five Modern Oral Poetries

Jonathan L. Ready

in The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198802556
eISBN:
9780191840838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802556.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents detailed analyses of similes in five modern oral poetries. Examining the poet’s reliance on shared similes in the performances of two epic poems, The Epic of Pābūjī (Rajasthan, ... More


Conclusions

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/9780190614843.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusions include a brief reconstruction of each cyclic epic, with emphasis on points suggested by the arguments in each chapter. Comparison of the cyclic epics among themselves shows that ... More


Classical Epic and the Poetics of Modern Fantasy

Jesse Weiner

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jesse Weiner, in “Classical Epic and the Poetics of Modern Fantasy,” explores some of the theoretical consequences of the common idea that modern high fantasy is ‘epic in prose.’ This chapter is ... More


‘Epic’ Performances: From Brecht to Homer and Back

Fiona Macintosh

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This opening chapter explores what identifying ‘epic’ in performance entails. This is essential given Brecht’s avowedly anti-Aristotelian ‘Epic Theatre’, which is for the most part very far from what ... More


Performing Epic and Reading Homer: An Aristotelian Perspective

Barbara Graziosi

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There are two long-recognized obstacles to dramatic performances of epic. The first is scale and the second is portrayal of the gods. This chapter argues that both these features have been important ... More


The Odyssey in Context

M. L. West

in The Making of the Odyssey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718369
eISBN:
9780191787652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718369.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Odyssey poet knew and drew upon the Iliad, Hesiod, and some Ionian elegy and iambus. He was familiar with much of the subject matter of the Epic Cycle, and he knew poetry about Heracles’ exploits ... More


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