Homer, His Art and His World

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University of Michigan Press, 1996 - 175 sivua
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Published to great success in Europe, Joachim Latacz's book Homer, His Art and His World is now widely available to an English-speaking audience. Homer, His Art and His World takes Homer out of the preserve of specialists, and carefully outlines the historical background to Homer and his poetry. Current perspectives on the Iliad and the Odyssey are explained clearly, and narrow philological questions are deliberately avoided.
Written in an accessible style for lovers of Homer and all who would like to be, Latacz's book brings Homer closer to the modern audience as a poet, and not as a historical source. Homer, His Art and His World includes sections on the relevance of Homer to modern issues in literary criticism; on contemporary culture and history, including the Mycenaean era; the renaissance of the eighth century B.C.E.; and the poetical context of Homer's work; as well as specific chapters on the Iliad and Odyssey and features peculiar to each poem.
Homer, His Art and His World will be of interest to a broad range of readers, including those interested in the literary history of Western culture.
Joachim Latacz is Professor of Greek at the University of Basel, Switzerland. James P. Holoka is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Eastern Michigan University.
Published to great success in Europe, Joachim Latacz's book Homer, His Art and His World is now widely available to an English-speaking audience. Homer, His Art and His World takes Homer out of the preserve of specialists, and carefully outlines the historical background to Homer and his poetry. Current perspectives on the Iliad and the Odyssey are explained clearly, and narrow philological questions are deliberately avoided.
Written in an accessible style for lovers of Homer and all who would like to be, Latacz's book brings Homer closer to the modern audience as a poet, and not as a historical source. Homer, His Art and His World includes sections on the relevance of Homer to modern issues in literary criticism; on contemporary culture and history, including the Mycenaean era; the renaissance of the eighth century B.C.E.; and the poetical context of Homer's work; as well as specific chapters on the Iliad and Odyssey and features peculiar to each poem.
Homer, His Art and His World will be of interest to a broad range of readers, including those interested in the literary history of Western culture.
Joachim Latacz is Professor of Greek at the University of Basel, Switzerland. James P. Holoka is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Eastern Michigan University.
 

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The New Relevance of Homer
15
Homer as the Founder of Western Textuality
17
The Poetic Quality of the Homeric Epics
20
Homers Nearness
21
The Person Environment Time and Work of Homer
23
A False Track
24
Homers Indirect SelfRepresentation
30
Homers Identification with His Foremost Public the Nobility
32
The Troy Saga and the Trojan War Myth and History
82
The Plan of Action
90
Akhilleid and Iliad
106
The Mënis Theme
122
The Theme of the Thetis Petition
125
The Odyssey
135
The Elaboration of the Theme
139
The Program of the Poem
141

Prosperity Collapse and Resurrection of the Greek Aristocracy
35
Heroic Song as SelfValidation
48
The Renaissance of the Eighth Century
52
Homers Time and Place
56
When and How
59
The Homeric Iliad as the Poetry of Renewal and SelfCelebration
65
A Feasible Portrait
66
The Iliad
71
The Telemakhia
143
The Phaiakis
145
Homecoming on Ithaka
149
The Recognition of Odysseus and Penelope
151
Abbreviations and Works Cited by Authors Name and Date
157
Selected Bibliography
167
Index
173
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Sivu 162 - Die Funktion des Symposions für die entstehende griechische Literatur", in: Der Übergang von der Mündlichkeit zur Literatur bei den Griechen (hrsg.
Sivu 161 - Gods and Men in the Iliad and the Odyssey', Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 89, 1985, 1-23.
Sivu 161 - Vorbericht über die Ergebnisse der Grabung von 1983: Grabungen am Besik-Yassitepe und Besik-Sivritepe. AA 100:157-72.

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Joachim Latacz is Professor Emeritus at the University of Basel and the author of Homer: His Art and His World.

The Editor and Translator: James P. Holoka is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Eastern Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Michigan.

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