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Homer the Preclassic (Reprint) (Paperback) (Gregory Nagy)

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Homer the Preclassic considers the development of the Homeric poems-in particular the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival ?Homers” and the different versions of Homeric poetry in this pretextual period, reconstructed over a time frame extending back from the sixth century BCE to the Bronze Age. Accurate in their linguistic detail and surprising in their implications, Nagy's insights conjure the Greeks' nostalgia for the imagined ?epic space” of Troy and for the resonances and distortions this mythic past provided to the various Greek constituencies for whom the Homeric poems were so central and definitive.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 414
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Sather Classical Lectures
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Gregory Nagy
Language: English
Street Date: February 24, 2017
TCIN: 52026456
UPC: 9780520294875
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-7579

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