Ahuvia Kahane's Homer: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed) PDF

By Ahuvia Kahane

Shortlisted for the Runciman Award 2013

Homer's poetry is well known because the starting of the literary culture of the West and between its such a lot influential canonical texts. Outlining a chain of key topics, rules, and values linked to Homer and Homeric poetry, Homer: A consultant for the confused explores the query of the formation of the Iliad and the Odyssey - the so-called 'Homeric Problem'. one of the major Homeric issues which the ebook considers are foundation and shape, orality and composition, heroic values, social constitution, and social bias, gender roles and gendered interpretation, ethnicity, representations of faith, mortality, and the divine, reminiscence, poetry, and poetics, and canonicity and culture, and the heritage of Homeric receptions.
Drawing upon his huge wisdom of scholarship on Homer and early epic, Ahuvia Kahane explores modern severe and philosophical questions when it comes to Homer and the Homeric culture, and examines his wider cultural influence, contexts and importance. this is often the proper better half to review of this so much influential poet, supplying readers with a few uncomplicated feedback for extra pursuing their pursuits in Homer.

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