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The Trojan War, Theoxenia, and Aegina in Pindar's Paean 6 and the Aphaia Sculptures

Guy Hedreen

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Pindar's Paean 6 and its mythology in the light of contemporary art, especially sculpture. The Aphaia pediments and Pindar's poem enhance Aegina's heroes, while engaging with ... More


Herodotus and the ‘Myth’ of the Trojan War

Suzanne Said

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the allusions in the Histories to what we nowadays call the ‘myth’ of the Trojan War. It first attempts to define its status: where should it be placed on Herodotus' scale of ... More


Herodotus and the Heroic Age: The Case of Minos

Rosaria V. Munson

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the fifth century, traditional myths about gods and heroes of a remote age still constituted a shared cultural language for speaking about a variety of more or less specific current issues of a ... More


The Iliad

Anna R. Stelow

in Menelaus in the Archaic Period: Not Quite the Best of the Achaeans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780199685929
eISBN:
9780191888731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685929.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the portrayal of Menelaus in the Iliad. Menelaus is among the most important heroes in the Iliad, mentioned by name or making an appearance in seventeen out of the twenty-four ... More


Ulysses and the Devils: The Unity of Book 2

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on book 2 of Paradise Lost. In book 2, Milton continues the story of the demilitarization of the fallen angels and of his epic more generally when he bases all of its action ... More


The Trojan War

Isabelle Torrance

in Metapoetry in Euripides

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops in more detail the analysis of Euripides’ differing responses to the epic and tragic poets begun in the earlier chapters (especially in Ch. 2). Focusing on Euripides’ major ... More


The Trojan War: Myth or Reality?

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.14
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The citadel with which the name Troy is associated lies in the north-west corner of Anatolia in the region called the Troad, so named by Graeco-Roman writers who believed that the whole area was ... More


Joseph of Exeter: The Trojan War

A. K. Bate (ed.)

in Joseph of Exeter: Trojan War: Books I-III

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682940
eISBN:
9781800342729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682940.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter covers Joseph of Exeter's epic The Trojan War, which was composed in Reims in the first years of the 1180s. It begins with details of the first destruction of Troy and Priam's escape ... More


Joseph of Exeter: Trojan War: Books I-III

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682940
eISBN:
9781800342729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682940.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Joseph wrote his epic around the year 1180, and revised it at the court of Henry II of England where he had obtained some sort of post through the influence of his uncle, Baldwin, Archbishop of ... More


Introduction

A. K. Bate and A. K. Bate (eds)

in Joseph of Exeter: Trojan War: Books I-III

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682940
eISBN:
9781800342729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682940.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the Latin poet named Joseph of Exeter, who is considered a shadowy figure from the twelfth century despite his obvious abilities in the field of literature. It discusses ... More


Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Ruby Blondell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines Helen of Troy in ancient Greek mythology and literature. It focusses especially on her supreme beauty and its consequences, which make Helen central to many aspects of Greek ... More


Spartan Woman and Spartan Goddess: Herodotus

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Helen of Troy’s three major appearances in Herodotus’s Histories. The historian takes a rationalistic, demythologizing approach to the Trojan War, but the threat of Helen’s ... More


Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More


Commentary

A. K. Bate (ed.)

in Joseph of Exeter: Trojan War: Books I-III

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682940
eISBN:
9781800342729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682940.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the commentary for Joseph of Exeter's The Trojan War, which includes Iliadum lacrimas or the author's use for various synonyms for Troy or Trojan. It explains the two wars that ... More


Helen MacGuffin: Isocrates

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concerns the encomium of Helen of Troy by the fourth-century rhetorician and educator Isocrates. Isocrates gives Helen’s beauty a value that is symbolic and transcendent, in order to ... More


Helen, Daughter of Zeus

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the story of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology: her conception by Zeus, her abduction by Theseus, the oath of the suitors, her marriage to Menelaus, the Judgment of Paris, her ... More


Disarming Beauty: The Iliad

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Homer’s Iliad, the most canonical version of the story of Helen of Troy and the Trojan War. It starts by discussing Helen’s similarity to Achilles, and epic techniques for ... More


Conclusion

Carolyn Higbie

in The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241910
eISBN:
9780191714351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

When the Lindians erected the stele with its inventories of votives and epiphanies by 99 BC, oral tradition about the antiquity and wealth of the sanctuary or city was not sufficient, as the Greek ... More


Them and Us (Iliad 6)

Emily Katz Anhalt

in Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217377
eISBN:
9780300231762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217377.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the Iliad promotes the capacity of its audience as individuals to acknowledge and respect the essential humanity of every other individual. It explains how the Iliad enables ... More


Syndeipnoi (The Diners) OR achaiôn syllogos (the gathering of the achaeans)

Alan H. Sommerstein, David Fitzpatrick, and Thomas Talboy

in Sophocles: Selected Fragmentary Plays: Volume I

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687655
eISBN:
9781800343214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687655.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Sophocles's play Syndeipnoi or Achaiôn Syllogos, which is based on two separate stories about quarrels among the leaders of the Achaean army during the Trojan war. It recounts ... More


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