Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays

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This collection includes thirty scholarly essays on Homer and Greek epic poetry published by Margalit Finkelberg over the past three decades. The topics discussed reflect the author's research interests and represent the main directions of her contribution to Homeric studies: Homer's language and diction, archaic Greek epic tradition, Homer's world and values, transmission and reception of the Homeric poems. The book gives special emphasis to some of the central issues in contemporary Homeric scholarship, such as oral-formulaic theory and the role of the individual poet; Neoanalysis and the character of the relationship between Homer and the tradition about the Trojan War; the multi-layered texture of the Homeric poems; the Homeric Question; the canonic status of the Iliad and the Odyssey in antiquity and modernity. All the articles are revised and updated. The book addresses both scholars and advanced students of Classics, as well as non-specialists interested in the Homeric poems and their journey through centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin; Boston
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages402
ISBN (Electronic)9783110671452
ISBN (Print)9783110671421
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameTrends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes
PublisherDe Gruyter

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Homer -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Analysis (Philosophy)
  • Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism
  • Oral-formulaic analysis
  • Question (Logic)
  • Analysis, Linguistic (Philosophy)
  • Analysis, Logical
  • Analysis, Philosophical
  • Analytic philosophy
  • Analytical philosophy
  • Linguistic analysis (Philosophy)
  • Logical analysis
  • Philosophical analysis
  • Philosophy, Analytical
  • Formulaic analysis, Oral


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