Reading Homer

Reading Homer

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These nine new essays on Homer's epics deal not only with major Homeric themes of time (honor), kleos (fame), geras (rewards), the psychology of Homeric warriors, and the re-evaluation of type scenes, but also with Homer's influence on contemporary film. Following the introduction and an essay which sets the historical background for the epics, four essays are devoted to fresh analysis of key passages and themes while another four turn to a discussion of the film Troy and Homer's influence on two other genres of American cinema.Zeus has called the assembly to articulate his complaint about mortals, that they blame the gods when in difficulty, when in fact their own recklessness has caused their problems. Athena agrees, noting, however, that Odysseus does not fit thisanbsp;...

Title:Reading Homer
Author:Kostas Myrsiades
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2009


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