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Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Tobias Myers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book lays out and explores a new ‘metaperformative’ approach to scenes of divine viewing, counsel, and intervention in the Iliad. Critics have often described the gods’ activities in terms of ... More


Zeus, the Poet, and Vision

Tobias Myers

in Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 argues that the Iliad’s proem anticipates certain key elements of the battlefield spectacle to come: its central action (warfare and the desecration of corpses), and its staging and ... More


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