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Conclusion: The Fabricated Cosmos and the Poetry of the Future

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses upon the ubiquitous theme of design and fabrication. Particular attention is devoted to the shield that Hephaistos designs for Achilles in book 18. Analysis explores the design ... More


Images of the World: The Eighth Century

Luca Giuliani

in Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter uses the shield of Achilles, a quintessential example of a picture that aspires to depict the whole world, as a backdrop in defining description and narration. This shield is described ... More


Ancient Peace: From Homer to the Warring States

John Gittings

in The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575763
eISBN:
9780191804458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199575763.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines key episodes of ancient Greek and Chinese history, as reflected in well-known historical and literary texts. It discerns a peaceful narrative in Homer's Iliad, and expressed ... More


The Archaic Context of Vengeance

Alexander C. Loney

in The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190909673
eISBN:
9780190909703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909673.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the ideology of retributive punishment in the wider context of archaic Greece. It begins by identifying the language associated with vengeance—words etymologically connected ... More


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