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Title: Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern
Author: Rabel, Robert J (ed)
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales; Publication Date: 2005
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781905125043
Volumes: 1; Pages: 240
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Ten new essays, from a distinguished cast of (mainly) North American scholars, approach Homer with insights gained from the modern disciplines of psychology and anthropology, narratology, oral theory and cognitive research. But the contributors also attend to ancient modes of approach to the Homeric poems: linguistic and narratological, ethical and psychological. The volume focuses both on literary technique in the poems, and on the portrayal of characters and peoples, central and marginal.Table of ContentsDonna F. Wilson (Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), 'Demodokos' 'Iliad' and Homer's'.William C. Scott (Dartmouth College), 'The patterning of the similes in Book 2 of the Iliad'.Elizabeth Minchin (The Australian National University), 'Homer on autobiographical memory: the case of Nestor'.James V. Morrison (Centre College), 'Similes for Odysseus and Penelope: mortality, divinity, identity'.Donald Lateiner (Ohio Wesleyan University), 'Telemakhos' one sneeze and Penelope's two laughs (Odyssey 17. 541-50, 18. 158-68)'.Hanna M. Roisman (Colby College), 'Old men and chirping cicadas in the Teichoskopia'.Jonathan S. Burgess (University of Toronto), 'The death of Achilles by Rhapsodes'.Rick M. Newton (Kent State University), 'The Ciconians, revisited (Homer, Odyssey 9. 39-66)'.Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan), 'Odysseus' ethnographic excurses'.Robert J. Rabel (University of Kentucky), 'The art of creative listening in the Odyssey'