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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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