The Ages of Homer: A Tribute to Emily Townsend Vermeule

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Jane B. Carter, Sarah P. Morris
University of Texas Press, 1998 - 564 Seiten
The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer have fascinated listeners and readers for over twenty-five centuries. In this volume of original essays, collected to honor the distinguished teaching and research career of Emily T. Vermeule, thirty leading experts in Homeric studies and related fields provide up-to-date, multidisciplinary accounts of the most current issues in and approaches to the study of Homer. The book is divided into three sections, covering the three "ages, " or historical periods, of Homer. The first section treats the Bronze Age setting of the poems (around 1200 B.C.), using archaeological evidence to reveal the operation of poetic memory in preserving, distorting, and inventing the past. The second section explores the early Iron Age in which the poems were written (ca. 800-500 B.C.), using the strategies of comparative philology and mythology, literary theory, historical linguistics, anthropology, and iconography to determine how the Homeric poems took shape. The final section traces the use of Homer for literary and artistic inspiration by classical antiquity (Greece and Rome). From these essays emerge new answers to old questions such as the date of the Trojan War, the origins of the Catalogue of Ships in Book 2 of the Iliad, the historicity of early Aegean contacts with Egypt, Cyprus and the Levant, and Anatolia, and the relations between literary narrative and contemporary visual representation. In addition, several essays introduce new material relevant to Homeric studies in the form of previously unpublished works of art and new results of excavations.
 

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Introduction i
1
Biography and Bibliography
11
Finds from Excavations by the Egypt Exploration Society of London
67
Some New Evidence for Interrelations
93
Shining and Fragrant Cloth in Homeric Epic
99
Death and the Tanagra Larnakes
109
Heroes Returned? Subminoan Burials from Crete
123
Comparative Perspectives
163
PART III
313
in Earlier Corinthian Vase Painting
335
Menelaos and Helen in Troy
431
Priam King of Troy
449
Notes on Contributors
523
Index of Homeric Passages
529
Index of Homeric Words Cited in Greek Script
537
Urheberrecht

A Perspective on Early Orientalism
247

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Über den Autor (1998)

Jane B. Carter is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Tulane University.

Sarah P. Morris is Steinmetz Professor of Classical Archaeology and Material Culture at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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