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Homer on Life and Death : Clarendon Paperbacks - Jasper Griffin

Homer on Life and Death

Clarendon Paperbacks

Paperback Published: 31st March 1983
ISBN: 9780198140269
Number Of Pages: 234

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This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the world both unique and profound.

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" Griffin's book provides the intellectual stimuli which are important for my students at the beginning level and which should prove even more thought-provoking for my honors students." -- David J. Bradshaw, Warren Wilson College
"A book that anyone who cares about Homer should own...It is clearly one of the best English language studies on the subject"--The Classical Outlook
"Griffin has faith in the validity of instinctive responses to the poetry of Homer and demonstrates that an intelligent and sensitive appreciation not only remains possible, but now has become more necessary than ever."--American Journal of Philology

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Symbolic Scenes and Significant Objectsp. 1
Characterizationp. 50
Death and the God-Like Herop. 81
Death, Pathos, and Objectivityp. 103
Gods and Goddessesp. 144
the Divine Audience and the Religion of the Iliadp. 179
Bibliographyp. 205
General Indexp. 211
Index of Homeric Passagesp. 216
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ISBN: 9780198140269
ISBN-10: 0198140266
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 31st March 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.26