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The poetics of supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

Label
The poetics of supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Title
The poetics of supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this penetrating and compelling reinterpretation of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Kevin Crotty explores the connection between the "poetic" nature of supplication on the one hand, and, on the other, the importance of supplication in the structure and poetics of the two epics. The suppliant's attempt to rouse pity by calling to mind a vivid sense of grief, he says, is important for an understanding of the poems, which invite their audience to contemplate scenes of past grieving. A poetics of supplication, Crotty asserts, leads irresistibly to a poetics of the Homeric epic
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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1948-
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Crotty, Kevin
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Myth and poetics
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Rites and ceremonies in literature
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Oral tradition
  • Grief in literature
  • War in literature
  • Homer
  • Homère
  • Homère - Critique et interprétation
Label
The poetics of supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) 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
  • Supplication and poetics in the Odyssey.
  • Telemachus' supplication
  • Morality and the belly
  • Supplication and narrative
  • Song and Philotēs
  • Foreword
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Pity and supplication in the Iliad.
  • Eleos and Book 24 of the Iliad
  • Fathers and sons and the warrior society
  • Eleos and the warrior society
  • Memory and supplication
  • Supplication and the poetics of the Iliad
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780801429989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The poetics of supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) 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
  • Supplication and poetics in the Odyssey.
  • Telemachus' supplication
  • Morality and the belly
  • Supplication and narrative
  • Song and Philotēs
  • Foreword
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Pity and supplication in the Iliad.
  • Eleos and Book 24 of the Iliad
  • Fathers and sons and the warrior society
  • Eleos and the warrior society
  • Memory and supplication
  • Supplication and the poetics of the Iliad
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780801429989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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