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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Marc Bizer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The historical and cultural particularities of sixteenth-century France made interpretations of Homer of the period particularly rich in implications for a study of the interrelationship between ... More


Homer and the War of Words

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates how the Catholic Burgundian parliamentarian Jean Begat used Homer to justify the idea of a single ruler whose subjects practice only one religion, later quoting Homer in ... More


Reading Homer Across the Religious Divide: Guillaume Paquelin and Jean de Sponde

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that whereas early humanists looked to the Greeks Odysseus and Nestor as the respective embodiments of prudence and wisdom, the Huguenot poet and scholar Jean de Sponde’s ... More


Trojan/French Chaos: Garnier’s La Troade, Homer, and Raison d’État

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Like Jean de Sponde’s commentary, Robert Garnier’s La Troade is revealing of changing currents in the political thought of its time: through its portrayal of the character Odysseus, the play both ... More


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