Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contexts

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Athanasios Efstathiou, Ioanna Karamanou
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Jul 11, 2016 - Literary Criticism - 505 pages

This collective volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It explores how various aspects of Homeric poetics appeal and can be mapped on to a diversity of contexts under different socio-historical, intellectual, literary and artistic conditions. The volume brings together internationally acclaimed scholars and acute young researchers in the fields of classics and reception studies, yielding insight into the varied strategies and ideological forces that define Homeric reception in literature, scholarship and the performing arts (theatre, film and music) and shape the ‘horizon of expectations’ of readers and audience. This collection also showcases that the wide-ranging ‘migration’ of Homeric material through time and across place holds significant cultural power, being instrumental in the construction of new cultural identities. The volume is of particular interest to scholars in the fields of classics, reception and cultural studies and the performing arts, as well as to readers fascinated by ancient literature and its cultural transformations.

 

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Contents

The Contexts of Homeric Reception
1
Part I Framing
13
Homer In Archaic Ideology
29
Part III Homeric Echoes in Philosophical and Rhetorical Discourse
91
Part IV Hellenistic and Later Receptions
187
Part V Latin Transformations
225
Part VI Homeric Scholarship at the Intersection of Traditions
301
Part VII Homer on the Ancient and Modern Stage
329
Part VIII Refiguring Homer in Film and Music
391
Bibliography
435
Notes on Contributors
475
General Index
481
Index of Homeric Passages
491
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Athanasios Efstathiou, Ionian University, Corfu; Ioanna Karamanou, University of the Peloponnese, Nafplio, Greece.

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