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This book demonstrates how Homeric poetry manages to confer significance on persons and actions, interpreting the world and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Taking central themes like characterization, death, and the gods, the author argues that current ideas of the limitations of "oral poetry" are unreal, and that Homer embodies a view of the world both unique and profound.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198140269
ISBN-10: 0198140266
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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