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The Resource Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature, by Lawrence Kim

Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature, by Lawrence Kim

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Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature
Title
Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Kim
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Did Homer tell the 'truth' about the Trojan War? If so, how much, and if not, why not? The issue was hardly academic to the Greeks living under the Roman Empire, given the centrality of both Homer, the father of Greek culture, and the Trojan War, the event that inaugurated Greek history, to conceptions of Imperial Hellenism. This book examines four Greek texts of the Imperial period that address the topic - Strabo's Geography, Dio of Prusa's Trojan Oration, Lucian's novella True Stories, and Philostratus' fictional dialogue Heroicus - and shows how their imaginative explorations of Homer and his relationship to history raise important questions about the nature of poetry and fiction, the identity and intentions of Homer himself, and the significance of the heroic past and Homeric authority in Imperial Greek culture"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kim, Lawrence Young
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3086
LC item number
.K56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek literature
  • Trojan War
  • Literature and history
  • Homer
  • Homer
Label
Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature, by Lawrence Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-238) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imperial Homer, history, and fiction -- Homer, poet and historian: Herodotus and Thucydides -- Homer, the ideal geographer : Strabo's Geography -- Homer the liar: Dio Chrysostom's Trojan Oration -- Homer on the island. Lucian's True Stories -- Ghosts at Troy: Philostratus' Heroicus -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn502037217
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 246 p.
Isbn
9780521194495
Lccn
2010029759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40018715452
Label
Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature, by Lawrence Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-238) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imperial Homer, history, and fiction -- Homer, poet and historian: Herodotus and Thucydides -- Homer, the ideal geographer : Strabo's Geography -- Homer the liar: Dio Chrysostom's Trojan Oration -- Homer on the island. Lucian's True Stories -- Ghosts at Troy: Philostratus' Heroicus -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn502037217
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 246 p.
Isbn
9780521194495
Lccn
2010029759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40018715452

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