The Iliad - the Poem of Zeus

The Iliad - the Poem of Zeus
A Book

by Pietro Pucci

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2018-09-10
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 3110601540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history—and chief of Olympus. This unique personality endowed with polyvalent powers represents itself the conflict between superhuman moral indifference for mortal destiny and anthropomorphic feelings for human beings: he both preordains the death of his son and weeps on his demise. Zeus embodies the Mysterium tremendum. This new Zeus cannot glance at the past image that the tradition painted of him without smiling at its simplicity and disrespect: a parodic or amusing tone surrounds him as he refers or is referred to aspects of his traditional image. The great characters of the Poem give two wise responses to Zeus, lord of destiny: "heroic death" or serene acceptance. We, the readers, are expected to react in the same way.

The Iliad

The Iliad
The Poem of Zeus

by Pietro Pucci

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9783110602463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history--and chief of Olympus. This unique personality endowed with polyvalent powers represents itself the conflict between superhuman moral indifference for mortal destiny and anthropomorphic feelings for human beings: he both preordains the death of his son and weeps on his demise. Zeus embodies the Mysterium tremendum. This new Zeus cannot glance at the past image that the tradition painted of him without smiling at its simplicity and disrespect: a parodic or amusing tone surrounds him as he refers or is referred to aspects of his traditional image. The great characters of the Poem give two wise responses to Zeus, lord of destiny: "heroic death" or serene acceptance. We, the readers, are expected to react in the same way.

The Iliad - the Poem of Zeus

The Iliad - the Poem of Zeus
A Book

by Pietro Pucci

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2018-09-10
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 3110602458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history—and chief of Olympus. This unique personality endowed with polyvalent powers represents itself the conflict between superhuman moral indifference for mortal destiny and anthropomorphic feelings for human beings: he both preordains the death of his son and weeps on his demise. Zeus embodies the Mysterium tremendum. This new Zeus cannot glance at the past image that the tradition painted of him without smiling at its simplicity and disrespect: a parodic or amusing tone surrounds him as he refers or is referred to aspects of his traditional image. The great characters of the Poem give two wise responses to Zeus, lord of destiny: "heroic death" or serene acceptance. We, the readers, are expected to react in the same way.

Simone Weil's The Iliad, Or, The Poem of Force

Simone Weil's The Iliad, Or, The Poem of Force
A Critical Edition

by Simone Weil,James P. Holoka

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9780820463612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Simone Weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, The 'Iliad' or the Poem of Force at France at the beginning of World War II. Her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the Greek epic's continuing relevance to our lives. This celebrated work appears here for the first time in a bilingual version, based on the text of the authoritative edition of the author's complete writings. An introduction discusses the significance of the essay both in the evolution of Weil's thought and as a distinctively iconoclastic contribution to Homeric studies. The commentary draws on recent interpretations of the Iliad and examines the parallels between Weil's vision of Homer's warriors and the experiences of modern soldiers.

The Iliad

The Iliad
A Book

by Homer,,Anthony Verity,Barbara Graziosi

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-09-08
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 0199235481
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Iliad tells the story of Greek warrior Achilles' great anger and the tragic death of Hector during the Trojan War. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers, and this new translation is elegant and accurate, respecting the original line numbers, and accompanied by authoritative editorial material.

Homer: The Iliad

Homer: The Iliad
A Book

by William Allan

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-07-19
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 1849668892
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A clear and stimulating introduction to Homer's Iliad, the greatest poem of Western culture.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Or, The Poem of Force

by Simone Weil

  • Publisher : Pendle Hill Publications
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Homer: The Iliad

Homer: The Iliad
A Book

by M. S. Silk

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004-01-12
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9780521539968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition takes account of recent scholarship in the field and includes an updated guide to further reading. It is essential reading for students of literature and classics.

The Iliad

The Iliad
A Book

by Homer,D. Christopher H. Rieu

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2003-01-30
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 0140447946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronicles the Greek siege of Troy and the war that ensued.

Plot and Point of View in the Iliad

Plot and Point of View in the Iliad
A Book

by Robert J. Rabel

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9780472107681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argues that Homer, the poet of the Iliad, may be fully distinguished from the narrator of Homeric poetry

Homer's Cosmic Fabrication

Homer's Cosmic Fabrication
Choice and Design in the Iliad

by Bruce Heiden

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-11-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780199712427
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an "oral poem," since very near the time of its composition the great epic has circulated as a text stabilized in writing. Thus whether or not it is in some sense "oral poetry," the Iliad undoubtedly has features that render it quite satisfactory to readers and reading. But the question of what these features might be has been difficult for modern Homeric scholarship even to frame, much less address, within the research paradigm of "oral poetics." In Homer's Cosmic Fabrication Bruce Heiden delineates a new approach aimed at evaluating what the Iliad furnishes to readers that makes it comprehensible and engaging. His program conceptualizes the act of reading as a flexible repertoire of cognitive functions that a reader might deploy in collaboration with the poem's signs. By positing certain functions hypothetically and applying them to the poem, Heiden's experiments uncover the kind and degree of suitable "reading material" the poem provides. These analyses reveal that the trajectory of events in the Iliad manifests the central agency of one character, Zeus, and that the transmitted articulation of the epic into chapter-like "books" conforms to distinct narrative subtrajectories. The analyses also show, however, that the fixed sequence of "books" functions suitably as a design that cues attention to the major crises in the story, as well as to themes that develop its significance. The transmitted arrangement therefore furnishes an implicit cognitive map that both eases comprehension of the storyline and indicates previously unexplored pathways of interpretation. Through Homer's Cosmic Fabrication enthusiasts of the Iliad will gain enhanced understanding of the epic's poetic design and the philosophical rewards it offers to thoughtful study.

Homer

Homer
Poet of the Iliad

by Mark W. Edwards,Professor Markw W Edwards

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Homer: Poet of the "Iliad" is the perfect companion both for readers deepening their appreciation of the poem and its form and for those encountering Homer's work for the first time. Mark Edwards combines the advantages of a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make the insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists. Since interpretation of the epic requires an understanding of the ancient oral tradition and its conventions, Edwards offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetics of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He also discusses essential elements of Homeric society -- its religion, history, and social values -- to clarify the style and substance of the poetry. In the second half of the book, Edwards's scene-by-scene explication of ten major books of the Iliad leads the reader to a greater perception of Homer's mastery and manipulation of convention.

Homeric Moments

Homeric Moments
Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad

by Eva Brann

  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 1589882806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifty years of reading Homer—both alone and with students—prepared Eva Brann to bring the Odyssey and the Iliad back to life for today's readers. In Homeric Moments, she brilliantly conveys the unique delights of Homer's epics as she focuses on the crucial scenes, or moments, that mark the high points of the narratives: Penelope and Odysseus, faithful wife and returning husband, sit face to face at their own hearth for the first time in twenty years; young Telemachus, with his father Odysseus at his side, boldly confronts the angry suitors; Achilles gives way to boundless grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. Eva Brann demonstrates a way of reading Homer's poems that yields up their hidden treasures. With an alert eye for Homer's extraordinary visual effects and a keen ear for the musicality of his language, she helps the reader see the flickering campfires of the Greeks and hear the roar of the surf and the singing of nymphs. In Homeric Moments, Brann takes readers beneath the captivating surface of the poems to explore the inner connections and layers of meaning that have made the epics "the marvel of the ages." "Written with wit and clarity, this book will be of value to those reading the Odyssey and the Iliad for the first time and to those teaching it to beginners."—Library Journal "Homeric Moments is a feast for the mind and the imagination, laid out in clear and delicious prose. With Brann, old friends of Homer and new acquaintances alike will rejoice in the beauty, and above all the humanity, of the epics." —Jacob Howland, University of Tulsa, Author of The Paradox of Political Philosophy "In Homeric Moments, Eva Brann lovingly leads us, as she has surely led countless students, through the gallery of delights that is Homer's poetry. Brann's enthusiasm is as infectious as her deep familiarity with the works is illuminating."—Rachel Hadas "Brann invites us to enter a conversation [about Homer] in which information and formal arguments jostle with appreciations and frank conjectures and surmises to increase our pleasure and deepen the inward dimension of our humanity."—Richard Freis, Millsaps College "For anyone eager to experience the profundity and charm of Homer's great epic poems, Eva Brann's book will serve as a passionate and engaging guide. Brann displays a deep sensitivity to the cadence and flow of Homeric poetry, and the kind of knowing intimacy with its characters that comes from years of teaching and contemplation. Her relaxed but informative approach succeeds in conveying the grandeur of the great Homeric heroes, while making them continually resonate for our own lives. Brann helps us see that this poetry has an urgency for our own era as much as it did for a distant past."—Ralph M. Rosen, University of Pennsylvania, Author of Old Comedy and The Iambographic Tradition "The most enjoyable books about Homer are always written by those who have read and taught him the most. Eva Brann's collection of astute observations, unusual asides, and visual snapshots of the Iliad and the Odyssey reveals a lifelong friendship with the poet, and is as pleasurable as it is informative. Homeric Moments is rare erudition without pedantry, in a tone marked by good sense without levity."—Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Other Greeks and co-author of Who Killed Homer?

The Iliad

The Iliad
The Fitzgerald Translation

by Homer

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2004-04-03
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 9781429958240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. -Lines 1-6 Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal). This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

The Iliad

The Iliad
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-17
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0199326118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Iliad is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, for which Barry Powell, one of the twenty-first century's leading Homeric scholars, has given us a magnificent new translation. Graceful, lucid, and energetic, Powell's translation renders the Homeric Greek with a simplicity and dignity reminiscent of the original. The text immediately engrosses students with its tight and balanced rhythms, while the incantatory repetitions evoke a continuous "stream of sound" that offers as good an impression of Homer's Greek as one could hope to attain without learning the language. Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Powell's translation is an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, it exposes them to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, and humor that are Homer's Iliad. Both the translation and the introduction are informed by the best recent scholarship. FEATURES * Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity * Powell's introduction sets the poem in its philological, mythological, and historical contexts * Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poem * Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages in each of the poem's twenty-four books * Eight maps (the most of any available translation) provide geographic context for the poem's many place names * Audio recordings (read by Powell) of fifteen important passages are available at www.oup.com/us/powell and indicated in the text margin by an icon

The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 4, Books 13-16

The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 4, Books 13-16
A Book

by Richard Janko,Mark W. Edwards,John Bryan Hainsworth,Nicholas James Richardson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9780521281744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This, the fourth volume in the six-volume Commentary on The Iliad being prepared under the General Editorship of Professor G. S. Kirk, covers Books 13-16, including the Battle for the Ships, the Deception of Zeus and the Death of Patroklos. Three introductory essays discuss the role of Homer's gods in his poetry; the origins and development of the epic diction; and the transmission of the text, from the bard's lips to our own manuscripts. It is now widely recognised that the first masterpiece of Western literature is an oral poem; Professor Janko's detailed commentary aims to show how this recognition can clarify many linguistic and textual problems, entailing a radical reassessment of the work of Homer's Alexandrian editors. The commentary also explores the poet's subtle creativity in adapting traditional materials, whether formulae, typical scenes, mythology or imagery, so as best to move, inspire and entertain his audience, ancient and modern alike. Discussion of the poem's literary qualities and structure is, where possible, kept separate from that of more technical matters.

Homer: Iliad Book XVIII

Homer: Iliad Book XVIII
A Book

by Homer

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-01-10
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1107067774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents an edition of this outstanding book containing a clear and readable introduction, concise notes on the text and strong literary appreciation.

The Iliad

The Iliad
A New Translation by Peter Green

by Homer

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2015-05-14
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0520961323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation—specifically designed, like the oral original, to be read aloud—will soon be required reading for every student of Greek antiquity, and the great traditions of history and literature to which it gave birth.

The Story of the Iliad

The Story of the Iliad
A Book

by Eric Trevor Owen

  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Release : 1946-01-01
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0865162352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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E. T. Owen discusses what makes the Iliad such an enduring work of art. He discusses narrative technique, imagery, and characterization, and shows how each incident contributes to the overall emotional effect of the poem.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Structure, Myth, and Meaning

by Bruce Louden

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2006-05-05
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780801882807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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