Rabelais, who in the Prologue to Gargantua, slyly calls Homer the "'paragon of all the word-lovers' [paragon de tousphilologues]," whose Tiers Livre situates many of the work's "most pressing hermeneutic dilemmas with this symbolic Homeric
ur-author in order to address how best to interpret texts at odds with themselves, and how to grapple with the elasticity of certain interpretive methods" (156).
Just as famous a characteristic of Homeric
epic is the simile.
Ruth Scodel, in "Narrative Focus and Elusive Thought in Homer" (55-74), focusses on three aspects of Homeric
poetry, namely constant shifts of focus, the characters' capacities to understand each other's thoughts, and the narrator's careful use of narrative gaps.
Instead, what can be seen in Africanus's envoi is an agenda, a suggestion of context in which his Odyssean passage should be understood, namely, the tradition of Homeric
Recognition of a concern with justice on the part of the Homeric
gods is attributed (p.
Ecanakkale offers a useful pit stop for the visitor from Istanbul, who can travel by a combination of bus -- a 6- hour journey from Istanbul's Otogar ( enough time to do some catching up on the Homeric
epic or to watch the Brad Pitt version on your laptop) -- and a ferry to cross the Dardanelles, allowing you to retrace the paths of Persian king Xerxes and Alexander the Great rushing to take on enemies in times past.
Whitaker also explains how he relates the oral tradition that underlay Homeric
composition to that of African-language tradition, singling out the praise poem as the most relevant type of African oral composition, while also noting its differences (pp.
We can, for example, compare this particular simile to other Homeric
similes that feature mothers, and see how those add to our understanding.
Yet, although I find Vlahos's dismissive attitude toward traditional Homeric
scholarship unpalatable, his treatment of the epic genre ahistorical, and his final analysis flawed, I readily acknowledge that several of his observations of individual details in the text of the Odyssey are correct.
Dalloway, but here I would like to focus on revisions to the Homeric
Hymn to Demeter, which, when framed by references to Cymbeline, open a complex feminist response to the aftermath of World War I.
the irrational, Homeric
lying, deluded citizens-- to a group of poets in
The main emphasis remains Athenian and classical and the survey starts with the Homeric
The Journey of Odysseus" (presented by Follow Your Fates) is a reprisal of the ancient Homeric
Odyssey as a choose-your-own -adventure role playing game in which the reader is faced with the same choices Odysseus faced.
In analyzing and synthesizing this vast amount of material, Professor Ford sensibly divides this study into two sections: an examination of the problems, particularities, and traditions of textual criticism; and the literary reception of Homeric
epic in France.
The Contest of Homer and Hesiod" Homeric
Apochrypha, Lives of Homer.