The Resource Homer's traditional art, John Miles Foley, (ebook)

Homer's traditional art, John Miles Foley, (ebook)

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Homer's traditional art
Title
Homer's traditional art
Statement of responsibility
John Miles Foley
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Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades, the evidence for an oral epic tradition in ancient Greece has grown enormously along with our ever-increasing awareness of worldwide oral traditions. John Foley here examines the artistic implications that oral tradition holds for the understanding of the Iliad and Odyssey in order to establish a context for their original performance and modern-day reception. In Homer's Traditional Art, Foley addresses three crucially interlocking areas that lead us to a fuller appreciation of the Homeric poems. He first explores the reality of Homer as their actual author, examining historical and comparative evidence to propose that "Homer" is a legendary and anthropomorphic figure rather than a real-life author. He next presents the poetic tradition as a specialized and highly resonant language bristling with idiomatic implication. Finally, he looks at Homer's overall artistic achievement, showing that it is best evaluated via a poetics aimed specifically at works that emerge from oral tradition. Along the way, Foley offers new perspectives on such topics as characterization and personal interaction in the epics, the nature of Penelope's heroism, the implications of feasting and lament, and the problematic ending of the Odyssey. His comparative references to the South Slavic oral epic open up new vistas on Homer's language, narrative patterning, and identity. Homer's Traditional Art represents a disentangling of the interwoven strands of orality, textuality, and verbal art. It shows how we can learn to appreciate how Homer's art succeeds not in spite of the oral tradition in which it was composed but rather through its unique agency
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Foley, John Miles
Dewey number
883/.01
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Homer
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Oral-formulaic analysis
  • Oral tradition
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Homer's traditional art, John Miles Foley, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271072395
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11645677
Specific material designation
remote
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11645677
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MWT11645677
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Homer's traditional art, John Miles Foley, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271072395
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11645677
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11645677
System control number
MWT11645677
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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