Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Metaphor in Homer

Metaphor in Homer
Time, Speech, and Thought

$99.99 (C)

  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108491884

$ 99.99 (C)
Hardback

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • How are time, speech, and thought presented in the Iliad and Odyssey? What role does metaphor play in these portrayals? How might metaphor have aided the poet in the production of his song? In this book, Andreas T. Zanker considers these and other questions from the perspective of conceptual metaphor theory, investigating the commonalities and differences between the ancient and modern conceptualizations of, for example, the passing of time, communication of information, and internal dialogue. In so doing, he takes a stance on broader questions concerning the alleged 'primitive' quality of the Homeric conceptual system, the process of composition in performance, and the categories of the literal and the figurative. All Greek is translated, and readers in disciplines beyond classics and cognitive linguistics will find something of interest in this investigation of the conceptual metaphors lodged within a corpus of extremely early poetry.

    • Studies Homeric metaphor from the perspective of cognitive linguistics
    • Translates all Greek text and presupposes no familiarity with the theoretical material
    • Provides a retrospective on the history of the study of metaphor in Homer
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘This excellent, timely, and lucidly written book, the first monograph to explore the significance of conceptual metaphor theory in any ancient literary corpus, stands at the cutting edge of contemporary classical studies. Zanker's careful and comprehensive account of Homeric metaphors for time, speech, mind, and selfhood will immediately establish itself as a landmark study in the field.' Douglas Cairns, University of Edinburgh

    ‘Zanker intervenes in a long-standing debate on the supposed ‘primitiveness' of Homer. His insightful study of metaphor in Homer argues that early epic ideas about time, the mind, and speech are more in line with the modern conception (though without fully coinciding with it) than was previously thought. Refreshing work!' Egbert Bakker, Yale University, Connecticut

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108491884
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Ancient and modern views on metaphor in Homer
    2. Conceptual metaphors for time in Homer
    3. Conceptual metaphors for speech in Homer
    4. Conceptual metaphors for mind, intention, and self in Homer
    Conclusion
    Appendix 1. Metaphor and composition in performance
    Appendix 2. Homeric metaphor and the lexicon – the case of ὄσσομαι.

  • Author

    Andreas T. Zanker, Amherst College, Massachusetts
    Andreas T. Zanker is Assistant Professor of Classics at Amherst College, Massachusetts. He is the author of Greek and Latin Expressions of Meaning: The Classical Origins of a Modern Metaphor (2016) and a coeditor of Horace and Seneca: Interactions, Intertexts, Interpretations (2017).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×