Homer's Cosmic Fabrication

Homer's Cosmic Fabrication

Choice and Design in the Iliad

eBook - 2008
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Although scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an "oral" poem, since very near the time of its composition the great epic has circulated as a text stabilized in writing and popular with readers for study as well as enjoyment. What makes the Iliad the "good read" we know it to be? In Homer's Cosmic Fabrication Bruce Heiden delineates a new approach aimed at evaluating what the Iliad furnishes to readers thatmakes it comprehensible and engaging. His program draws upon cognitive narratology to develop novel research that illuminate the epic's artistry and philosophical depth.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 0195341074
9780195341072
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages).
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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