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The Cambridge Guide to Homer

The Cambridge Guide to Homer

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Casey Dué, Mary Ebbott, Leonard Muellner, Richard P. Martin, Jim Marks, Erwin Cook, Egbert Bakker, Gregory Nagy, Donna Wilson, Joel Christensen, Andromache Karanika, Alison Traweek, Francesca Schironi, José M. González, Alexander Loney, Olga Levaniouk, Suzanne Lye, Graeme Bird, Daniel Turkeltaub, Peter Mazur, Sheila Murnaghan, Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr, Deborah Beck, Bruce King, Jonathan Ready, Laura Slatkin, Rick M. Newton, Christos Tsagalis, Guy Hedreen, Susan Lupack, Jan Paul Crielaard, Jenny Strauss Clay, James Whitley, Dimitri Nakassis, Carla M. Antonaccio, Anthony Hooper, David F. Elmer, Charles Stocking, Tom Palaima, Natalie Abell, Bryan E. Burns, Birgitta Eder, Benjamin Jasnow, Courtney Evans, Hans van Wees, Mary R. Bachvarova, Georgia Petridou, Deborah Lyons, Marek Wecowski, Joanne Murphy, Eric Cline, Edward M. Harris, Ruth Westgate, Stavroula Nikoloudis, Fred Naiden, Emma Stafford, Simon Pulleyn, G. A. Gazis, Curtis Runnels, Elizabeth A. Stockdale, Matthew Lloyd, Robert Lamberton, Lawrence Kim, Marilynn Desmond, Maria Mavroudi, Jessica Wolfe, Kristine Haugen, Thomas E. Jenkins, Peter Meineck, Lillian Doherty, George Syrimis, Emily Greenwood, Martin W. Winkler, Alexander Beecroft, H. A. Shapiro, Gregory Nagy, David Lawton, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Christiane Deloince-Louette, Tom Keeline, Austen Hall
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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107027190

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  • From its ancient incarnation as a song to recent translations in modern languages, Homeric epic remains an abiding source of inspiration for both scholars and artists that transcends temporal and linguistic boundaries. The Cambridge Guide to Homer examines the influence and meaning of Homeric poetry from its earliest form as ancient Greek song to its current status in world literature, presenting the information in a synthetic manner that allows the reader to gain an understanding of the different strands of Homeric studies. The volume is structured around three main themes: Homeric Song and Text; the Homeric World, and Homer in the World. Each section starts with a series of 'macropedia' essays arranged thematically that are accompanied by shorter complementary 'micropedia' articles. The Cambridge Guide to Homer thus traces the many routes taken by Homeric epic in the ancient world and its continuing relevance in different periods and cultures.

    • Includes longer essays for broader synthesis, and shorter essays to explore topics in more depth
    • The book is divided into three main sections, giving readers an immediate sense of the connection between different approaches to Homeric epic - textual, archaeological, and reception
    • Accessible to general readers as well as specialists
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    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107027190
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Homeric Song and Text:
    1. Introduction
    2. Homeric epic in performance
    3. Homeric poetics
    4. Homer in a world of song
    5. Epic traditions
    6. Mythic background
    7. The language of Homer
    8. From song to text
    9. Achilles
    10. Ancient Near Eastern epic
    11. Batrakhomuomakhia
    12. Catalogues
    13. Dreams
    14. Early editions
    15. Ekphrasis
    16. Epic cycle
    17. Epithets
    18. Formula
    19. Gods and goddesses
    20. Hesiod and Homer
    21. Home
    22. Homer and Indo-European myth
    23. Homer and the alphabet
    24. Homeric body and mind
    25. Homeric dialects
    26. Homeric humor
    27. Homeric hymns
    28. Homeric scholia
    29. Hospitality
    30. Iliad
    31. Immanence
    32. Kleos
    33. Lament
    34. Margites
    35. Meter
    36. Narrative
    37. Odysseus
    38. Odyssey
    39. Panathenaia
    40. Panhellenism
    41. Pisistratus
    42. Rhapsodes and Homeridai
    43. Ring composition
    44. Similes
    45. Speech
    46. Trojan horse
    47. Troy
    48. Type scene
    Part II. Homeric World:
    49. Introduction
    50. Homeric communities in the Homeric epics and early Archaic Greece
    51. Homeric religion
    52. Homer and history
    53. Homeric geography
    54. Homeric materiality
    55. Afterlife in Homer
    56. Assemblies and councils
    57. Athletic competition
    58. Basileus and Anax in Homer and Mycenaean
    59. Carl Blegen
    60. Boar's tusk helmets
    61. Burial practices
    62. Catalogue of ships and archaeology
    63. Catalogue of ships: literary aspects
    64. Class relations
    65. The literary tradition of destruction of cities
    66. Divine epiphany in Homer
    67. Family and marriage in Homer
    68. Feasting and drinking in Homer
    69. Archaeology of hero cult
    70. Hittite literary evidence
    71. Homeric archaeology
    72. Homeric economy
    73. Household organization
    74. Lefkandi
    75. Mycenae
    76. Nestor's cup
    77. Nostoi
    78. Offerings in Homer
    79. Personification in Homer
    80. Prayers and vows
    81. Pylos
    82. Religious festivals in Homer
    83. Heinrich Schliemann
    84. Shield of Achilles
    85. Slavery in Homer
    86. Supplication in Homer
    87. Troy and its treasures
    88. Warfare in Homer
    89. Warrior graves
    90. Weapons and armor
    91. Women in Homer
    Part III. Homer in the World:
    92. Introduction
    93. Homer in antiquity
    94. Homer and the Latin West in the Middle Ages
    95. Homer in Greece from the end of Antiquity:
    1. The Byzantine reception of Homer and his export to other cultures
    96. Homer in Greece from the end of Antiquity:
    2. Homer after Byzantium: from the Early Ottoman Period to the age of nationalisms
    97. Homer in Renaissance Europe (1488–1649)
    98. Homer in early modern Europe
    99. The reception of Homer since 1900
    100. Homer: image and cult
    101. Albert Bates Lord
    102. Allegory and allegorical interpretation
    103. Aristotle and Homer
    104. Athens and Homer
    105. Biographies of Homer
    106. Chaucer and Homer
    107. Dante and Homer
    108. Homeric question
    109. Milman Parry
    110. Plato and Homer
    111. Plutarch and Homer
    112. Shakespeare and Homer
    113. Sponde Jean de and Homer
    114. Vergil and Homer
    115. Weil Simone and the Iliad.

  • Editor

    Corinne Ondine Pache, Trinity University, San Antonio
    Corinne Ondine Pache is Professor of Classical Studies at Trinity University. Her research focuses on ancient religion, archaic poetry, and the modern reception of ancient epic. Her publications includes Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece (2004) and 'A Moment's Ornament': The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece (2011).

    Contributors

    Casey Dué, Mary Ebbott, Leonard Muellner, Richard P. Martin, Jim Marks, Erwin Cook, Egbert Bakker, Gregory Nagy, Donna Wilson, Joel Christensen, Andromache Karanika, Alison Traweek, Francesca Schironi, José M. González, Alexander Loney, Olga Levaniouk, Suzanne Lye, Graeme Bird, Daniel Turkeltaub, Peter Mazur, Sheila Murnaghan, Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr, Deborah Beck, Bruce King, Jonathan Ready, Laura Slatkin, Rick M. Newton, Christos Tsagalis, Guy Hedreen, Susan Lupack, Jan Paul Crielaard, Jenny Strauss Clay, James Whitley, Dimitri Nakassis, Carla M. Antonaccio, Anthony Hooper, David F. Elmer, Charles Stocking, Tom Palaima, Natalie Abell, Bryan E. Burns, Birgitta Eder, Benjamin Jasnow, Courtney Evans, Hans van Wees, Mary R. Bachvarova, Georgia Petridou, Deborah Lyons, Marek Wecowski, Joanne Murphy, Eric Cline, Edward M. Harris, Ruth Westgate, Stavroula Nikoloudis, Fred Naiden, Emma Stafford, Simon Pulleyn, G. A. Gazis, Curtis Runnels, Elizabeth A. Stockdale, Matthew Lloyd, Robert Lamberton, Lawrence Kim, Marilynn Desmond, Maria Mavroudi, Jessica Wolfe, Kristine Haugen, Thomas E. Jenkins, Peter Meineck, Lillian Doherty, George Syrimis, Emily Greenwood, Martin W. Winkler, Alexander Beecroft, H. A. Shapiro, Gregory Nagy, David Lawton, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Christiane Deloince-Louette, Tom Keeline, Austen Hall

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