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The First Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

Martin West

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines carefully the fragmentary remains of the first Homeric Hymn to Dionysus and provides a reconstruction of the poem's narrative, which, it is argued, told the story of Hera's ... More


The Songs of Demodocus

Maureen Alden

in Para-Narratives in the Odyssey: Stories in the Frame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199291069
eISBN:
9780191746963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199291069.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demodocus’ song of the quarrel of Odysseus and Achilles anticipates the quarrel between Odysseus and Euryalus at the Phaeacian games, and looks forward to Odysseus’ dealings with the suitors in ... More


Falling

Alex C. Purves

in Homer and the Poetics of Gesture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190857929
eISBN:
9780190857950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857929.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Falling is not only a highly repetitive action in the Iliad but also the primary means for indicating death on the battlefield. It is thus a quintessentially human gesture, which draws the body not ... More


Scandalous Maps in Aeschylean Tragedy

Aara Suksi

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Homeric epic, describing a map of the world, like epic song itself, is a privilege granted by the divine Muses and figured in Hephaestus’ shield-making. In two examples from Aeschylean tragedy, a ... More


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