(11) Furthermore, in the Homeric
Hymn to Demeter, the daughters of Celeus carry kalpides (107).
Taking as her point of departure Erasmus's inclusion of several hundred Homeric
maxims in his Adages, she discloses in the first chapter how this compendium succeeded in putting into circulation many Homeric
phrases that have quickly become commonplaces and political axioms for all manner of readers.
(8) We will discuss the Homeric
immersive narrative strategies under three headings: spatio-temporal immersion, identification, and the covert narrator.
And yet Greek myth is seen as "best understood as having a dialogic relationship with Near Eastern myth, and a particularly close and multifaceted relationship with OT myth, however mediated" (italics original), and the "main reason" for adducing OT myths is said to be "because their parallels provide a tool for our understanding and interpretation of Homeric
epic." Moreover, comparison of the Odyssey with the Iliad, a principal interpretative approach since antiquity, is rejected in favor of comparison with the Old Testament and in particular with the Book of Genesis: "I will argue that Genesis shares more genres of myth in common with the Odyssey than does any other ancient narrative" (p.
Scholars still disagree over which of the ' Troys' was the setting for the epic-- Troy VI, from 1250 BC had the size and ostentation of the Homeric
city, but was destroyed by an earthquake, while Troy VII from a century later ended with fire and slaughter, but was nowhere near as wealthy.
of Heidelberg, Germany) begins with a summary of the poem, which is the longest of the Homeric
This dual teaching was important in developing his sensitivity to the power translations have to awaken literary sensibility and to communicate insights into the relationships and contrasts between the cultures of the Homeric
world and of modern readers.
GREEK: A BOOK FOR BEGINNERS appears in its fourth updated edition offering students an opportunity to read a Homeric
poem in the original language while covering the basics of ancient Greek.
Putting these modern accounts together with the Homeric
simile caused Due to reexamine Achilles' words: what Achilles seems to be trying to say, in his own soldierly way, is that he has experienced the same intensity of war that Sgt.
Audiences will enter a tent, recline on pillows and witness a full Homeric
odyssey told entirely in silhouette, shadow puppets and hand-drawn projections, accompanied by a lively soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music.
He shows little respect for the history of classical scholarship in general, whether ancient or modern, chastising Eustathius, as well as Eustathius's predecessors and contemporaries, for failing to comprehend the subtlety and sophistication of the Homeric
texts, often misinterpreting them, and thus misunderstanding the poet's intent.
The latest Cypriot cocktail expected to take the drinking world by storm was invented by 19-year-old student Stergios Tikas, who combined three Cypriot spirits and a sweet wine whose heritage stretches back to Homeric