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The songs of Homer.

Cambridge [Eng] University Press, 1962.
ISBN 9780521058902, 0521058902

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Subjects Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, Greek.
Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Homère -- Critique et interprétation.
Ilias (Homerus)
Odyssea (Homerus)
Oral tradition -- Greece.
Oral tradition.
Description 423 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date 1962.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part I. The historical background of the Homeric poems. 1. The rise of Mycenae ; 2. The Linear B tablets and life in a late Mycenaean palace-state ; 3. From the Mycenaean decline to the time of Homer -- Part II. The oral poet and his methods. 4. Introductory, I, Heroic age and heroic poetry; 2, The language of formulas in Homer; 3, The oral tradition and the advent of writing; 4, The oral poet's use of established themes; 5, Originality and the formular method; 6, The comparative study of the oral epic in Yugoslavia; 7, The life-cycle of an oral tradition; 8, Oral dictated texts -- Part III. The growth of the oral epic in Greece. 5. The evidence for Mycenaean epic ; 6. The poetical possibilities of the Dark Age ; 7. Dark Age elements and Aeolic elements -- Part IV. Plurality and unity in Homer. 8. Subjects and styles ; 9. The cultural and linguistic amalgam; 1, The archaeological criterion; 2, The criterion of language ; 10. Structural anomalies in the Iliad ; 11. Structural anomalies in the Odyssey ; 12. The overriding unity -- Part V. The development and transmission of the great poems. 13. The circumstances of Homeric composition; 1, 'Homer' and his region; 2, Audiences and occasions; 3, The date of the poems; 4, The relationship of the Iliad and Odyssey ; 14. The crucial phases of transmission ; 15. Stages of development -- Part VI. The songs and their qualities. 16. The Iliad ; 17. The Odyssey ; 18. Man, fate and action: some special qualities of the Homeric poems.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Greece
Network Numbers (OCoLC)310037
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kirk, G. S. 1921-
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