The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

Author: Marco Fantuzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298213

Category: Literary Collections

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The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.
The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception
Language: en
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Authors: Marco Fantuzzi, Christos Tsagalis
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow
Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Benjamin Sammons
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

From a corpus of Greek epics known in antiquity as the "Epic Cycle," six poems dealt with the same Trojan War mythology as the Homeric poems. Though they are now lost, these poems were much read and much discussed in ancient times, not only for their content but for their
Rethinking Orality II
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Andrea Ercolani, Laura Lulli
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-23 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This is the second volume on the mechanisms of oral communication in ancient Greece, focused on epic poetry, a genre with deep roots in orality. Considering the critical debate about orality and its influence on the composition, diffusion and transmission of the archaic epic poems, the survey provides a reconsideration
Homer and the Epic Cycle
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Andrew Porter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-17 - Publisher: BRILL

How can the ancient relationship between Homer and the Epic Cycle be recovered? Using the most significant research in the field, Andrew Porter questions many ancient and modern assumptions and offers alternative perspectives better aligned with ancient epic performance realities and modern epic studies.
Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Jonathan J. Price, Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-20 - Publisher: Routledge

This collection presents 19 interconnected studies on the language, history, exegesis, and cultural setting of Greek epic and dramatic poetic texts ("Text") and their afterlives ("Intertext") in Antiquity. Spanning texts from Hittite archives to Homer to Greek tragedy and comedy to Vergil to Celsus, the studies here were all written