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The Resource Homer's people : epic poetry and social formation, Johannes Haubold

Homer's people : epic poetry and social formation, Johannes Haubold

Label
Homer's people : epic poetry and social formation
Title
Homer's people
Title remainder
epic poetry and social formation
Statement of responsibility
Johannes Haubold
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the role and character of Homer's people, laoi, in Homeric story-telling, arguing that Homeric poetry is crucially concerned with the people as a basis for communal life. Both The Iliad and The Odyssey are read as sustained meditations on the processes involved in protecting and destroying the people. The investigation draws on a wide range of approaches from formulaic analysis to the study of early performance contexts. From a close reading of the Homeric epics, Homer's people emerge as a community without effective social structures. When this is viewed from the perspective of Homeric performances in the polis, a contrast between Homer's laoi and the founding people of ritual emerges. While the former typically perish, the survival of the latter is secured by the establishment of successful institutions
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Haubold, Johannes
Dewey number
883/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.H38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social structure in literature
  • Community life in literature
  • Oral-formulaic analysis
  • Homer
  • Homère
Label
Homer's people : epic poetry and social formation, Johannes Haubold
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An incurable imbalance.
  • Negative reciprocity.
  • Society and the stone.
  • 'The people of the Achaeans'
  • 2.
  • Homer's people.
  • Laoi in the Iliad.
  • Laoi in the Odyssey
  • 3.
  • Laos epic in performance.
  • Introduction: Between the omnipresent hero and the absent polis
  • Some preliminary considerations.
  • Homer's people outside Homer.
  • Similarities.
  • Differences.
  • The founding people.
  • Leos ritual.
  • Ritual formulae.
  • A festival of institutional progress.
  • Laos epic in performance.
  • App. A.
  • 1.
  • Epic formulae
  • App. B.
  • Ritual formulae
  • Laoi in early Greek hexameter poetry.
  • 'Shepherd of the people'.
  • Privilege and obligation.
  • An epic ideal.
  • The failed ideal.
  • Social structures.
Control code
CR9781107297975
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521066419
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Homer's people : epic poetry and social formation, Johannes Haubold
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An incurable imbalance.
  • Negative reciprocity.
  • Society and the stone.
  • 'The people of the Achaeans'
  • 2.
  • Homer's people.
  • Laoi in the Iliad.
  • Laoi in the Odyssey
  • 3.
  • Laos epic in performance.
  • Introduction: Between the omnipresent hero and the absent polis
  • Some preliminary considerations.
  • Homer's people outside Homer.
  • Similarities.
  • Differences.
  • The founding people.
  • Leos ritual.
  • Ritual formulae.
  • A festival of institutional progress.
  • Laos epic in performance.
  • App. A.
  • 1.
  • Epic formulae
  • App. B.
  • Ritual formulae
  • Laoi in early Greek hexameter poetry.
  • 'Shepherd of the people'.
  • Privilege and obligation.
  • An epic ideal.
  • The failed ideal.
  • Social structures.
Control code
CR9781107297975
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521066419
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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