the epic cycle a commentary on the lost troy epics

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The Epic Cycle

Author : M. L. West
ISBN : 0199662258
Genre : History
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West presents all the source material and provides the first comprehensive commentary on the lost Troy epics, making full use of iconographic as well as literary evidence. Discussing the individual fragments and testimonia, he endeavours to reconstruct the connections between them and to build up a picture of the plan and course of each poem.

The Epic Cycle

Author : Martin Litchfield West
ISBN : 0191745944
Genre : Trojan War
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"The Iliad and Odyssey do not cover the main story of the Trojan War. The whole saga, which includes Zeus' plan to reduce the world's population, the Judgment of Paris and seduction of Helen, the start of the campaign, the Wooden Horse, the fall of Achilles, the homecoming of Agamemnon, and the eventual death of Odysseus, was related in six other epics, dating from 630-560 BCE, that were influential for lyric poets, tragedians, and artists of the classical age but are known to us only through fragments and brief prose summaries. In this book Martin West presents all the source material and provides the first comprehensive commentary on it, making full use of iconographic as well as literary evidence. Discussing the individual fragments and testimonia, he endeavours to reconstruct the connections between them, so far as possible, and to build up a picture of the plan and course of each poem. In a substantial introduction he addresses general issues, including the nature and formation of the Epic Cycle, the status of the summaries of the Troy epics preserved under the name of Proclus, the validity of the attested ascriptions to particular poets, the reflexes of the Cycle in early art and literature, and its fortunes in and after the Hellenistic period."--Publisher's website.

The Greek Epic Cycle And Its Ancient Reception

Author : Marco Fantuzzi
ISBN : 9781316298213
Genre : Literary Collections
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The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.

The Trojan Epic

Author : Quintus of Smyrna
ISBN : 9780801892370
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Brilliantly revitalized by James, the Trojan Epic will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in Greek mythology and the legend of Troy.

Greek Epic Fragments From The Seventh To The Fifth Centuries Bc

Author : Martin Litchfield West
ISBN : 0674996054
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Heroic epic of the eighth to the fifth century BCE includes poems about Hercules and Theseus, as well as the Theban Cycle and the Trojan Cycle. Genealogical epic of that archaic era includes poems that create prehistories for Corinth and Samos. These works are an important source of mythological record.

The Making Of The Odyssey

Author : Martin Litchfield West
ISBN : 9780198718369
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'The Making of the Odyssey' is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey, which places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the 'Iliad' and other poetry of the time.

The Making Of The Iliad

Author : M. L. West
ISBN : 9780199590070
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A commentary on the making of the Iliad, distinguishing the different stages of the poet's workings, illuminating his aims and methods, and identifying techniques and motifs derived from ancestral Indo-European tradition or imported from the Near East.

Odyssey

Author : Homer
ISBN : UIUC:30112061741523
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Dithyramb In Context

Author : Barbara Kowalzig
ISBN : 9780199574681
Genre : History
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The editors look at dithyramb in its entirety, understanding it as a social and cultural phenomenon of Greek antiquity. How the dithyramb functions as a marker and as a carrier of social change throughout Greek antiquity is expressed in themes such as performance and ritual, poetics and intertextuality, music and dance, history and politics.

The Trojan War A Very Short Introduction

Author : Eric H. Cline
ISBN : 9780199760275
Genre : History
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This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.

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