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Homer's divine audience : the Iliad's reception on Mount Olympus / Tobias Myers.

Author/Creator:
Myers, Tobias, author.
Edition:
New product edition.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series:
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 231 pages) : illustrations
Subjects:
Homer. Iliad.
Gods, Greek, in literature.
Drama -- Technique.
Summary:
The gods of the Iliad have long troubled readers, with many features of their presentation defying satisfactory explanation. This volume presents a new 'metaperformative' approach to the poem's scenes of divine viewing, arguing that the poet uses the gods to model and thereby manipulate the ongoing dynamics of performance and live reception.
Contents:
Dedication
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Introduction: ‘With What Eyes…?’
1 Zeus, the Poet, and Vision
2 The Duel and the Daïs: Iliadic Warfare as Spectacle
3 ‘Let Us Cease’: Early Reflections on the Spectacle’s End
4 ‘Many Contests of the Trojans and Achaeans’: The Iliad’s Battle Books
5 ‘A Man Having Died’: Watching Achilles and Hector
- Conclusion: The Iliad and the Odyssey
Appendix Instances of Divine Viewing in the Iliad
Bibliography
Index of Homeric Passages
Index
Notes:
This edition also issued in print: 2019.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 9, 2019).
ISBN:
9780191878350
0-19-257976-2
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