Homer and the Artists by Anthony Snodgrass
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Homer and the Artists
By Anthony Snodgrass

Homer and the Artists

Text and Picture in Early Greek Art

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Homer and the Artists by Anthony Snodgrass

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This is a book about Homer, myth and art. The Iliad and Odyssey so dominate our view of ancient Greece that our natural reaction on viewing certain works of early Greek art is to identify them as 'scenes from Homer'. However, Anthony Snodgrass argues that, so far from 'illustrating' the Homeric poems, these works very rarely show signs of acquaintance with the Iliad or Odyssey, seldom even choosing their subject-matter from them. When the subjects do overlap, the artists occasionally give positive signs of preferring a non-Homeric version of the episode. He then attempts to explain why this should be so: despite Homer's unique standing in antiquity, the artists inhabited an independent world, where their own inspirations and concerns dominated their production. It is only the traditional dominance of the literary study of antiquity which has hidden this from us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521629812
ISBN-10: 0521629810
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x 11mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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