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In Her Own Words The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia
ISBN: PB: 9780674987371, Harvard University Press, December 2018
275 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"In Her Own Words: The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia" is the first full-length study to examine Eudocia's writings as a unified whole and to situate them within their wider fifth-century literary, social, and religious contexts. Responsible for ov...
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Achilles Unbound Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics
ISBN: PB: 9780674987364, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 colour illus.
Though Achilles the character is bound by fate and by narrative tradition, Achilles's poem, the "Iliad", was never fixed and monolithic in antiquity – it was multiform. And the wider epic tradition, from which the "Iliad" emerged, was yet more multif...
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Homeric Imagery and the Natural Environment
ISBN: PB: 9780674987357, Harvard University Press, December 2018
310 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 6 colour illus., 1 table
Responding to George Lakoff's and Mark Johnson's analysis of metaphor, William Brockliss explores the Homeric poets' use of concrete concepts drawn from the Greek natural environment to aid their audiences' understanding of abstract concepts. In part...
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Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot Reading Characterization in Homer
ISBN: PB: 9780674984455, Harvard University Press, September 2018
275 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Agamemnon led a ten-year-long struggle at Troy only to return home and die a pathetic death at his wife's hands. Yet while Agamemnon's story exerts an outsize influence – rivalled by few epic personalities – on the poetic narratives of the Iliad and...
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One Man Show Poetics and Presence in the "Iliad" and "Odyssey"
ISBN: PB: 9780674980020, Harvard University Press, September 2018
445 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones, 18 line illus.
This book plumbs the virtues of the Homeric poems as scripts for solo performance. Despite academic focus on orality and on composition in performance, we have yet to fully appreciate the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" as the sophisticated scripts that they a...
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Art of Reading From Homer to Paul Celan
ISBN: PB: 9780674660199, Harvard University Press, July 2017
375 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"The Art of Reading" is the first – long overdue – collection of essays by the French classical philologist and humanist Jean Bollack to be published in English. As the scope of the collection demonstrates, Bollack felt at home thinking in depth abou...
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Equine Poetics
ISBN: PB: 9780674975705, Harvard University Press, April 2017
200 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Equine Poetics" is a literary analysis of horses and horsemanship in early Greek epic and lyric poetry, especially those facets that reflect the prehistory of Greek language and culture. The book begins with Ryan Platte's analysis of Homeric formul...
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£14,95
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Aethiopis Neo-Neoanalysis Reanalyzed
ISBN: PB: 9780674088313, Harvard University Press, August 2016
200 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
It may seem odd to devote an entire book, however short, to a lost epic of which hardly any fragments (as normally defined) survive. The existence of a late prose summary of the epic's Contents:s hardly dispels that oddness. One (rather long) word ma...
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Masterpieces of Metonymy From Ancient Greek Times to Now
ISBN: PB: 9780674088320, Harvard University Press, December 2015
375 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 4 halftones, 6 line illus.
In "Masterpieces of Metonymy", Gregory Nagy analyzes metonymy as a mental process that complements metaphor. If metaphor is a substitution of something unfamilar for something familiar, then metonymy can be seen as a connecting of something familiar...
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Theban Epics
ISBN: PB: 9780674417243, Harvard University Press, February 2015
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
In antiquity, the story of the failed assault of the Seven against Thebes ranked second only to the Trojan War. But whereas the latter was immortalized by Homer's "Iliad", the account of the former in the epic "Thebais" survives only in fragments pre...
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