The Iliad The Poem Of Zeus

The Iliad   the Poem of Zeus
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 299
ISBN 9783110601541
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history—and chief of Olympus. This unique personality endowed with polyvalent powers represents itself the conflict between superhuman moral indifference for mortal destiny and anthropomorphic feelings for human beings: he both preordains the death of his son and weeps on his demise. Zeus embodies the Mysterium tremendum. This new Zeus cannot glance at the past image that the tradition painted of him without smiling at its simplicity and disrespect: a parodic or amusing tone surrounds him as he refers or is referred to aspects of his traditional image. The great characters of the Poem give two wise responses to Zeus, lord of destiny: "heroic death" or serene acceptance. We, the readers, are expected to react in the same way.

The Iliad   the Poem of Zeus
  • Author : Pietro Pucci
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-09-10

The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history—and chief of

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The Iliad
  • Author : Pietro Pucci
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018

The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history--and chief of Olympus.

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Simone Weil s The Iliad  Or  The Poem of Force
  • Author : Simone Weil,James P. Holoka
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2003

Simone Weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, The 'Iliad' or the Poem of Force at France at the beginning of World War II. Her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the Greek epic's continuing relevance

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The Iliad of Homer
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1914

Read online The Iliad of Homer written by Homer, published by which was released on 1914. Download full The Iliad of Homer Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Homer s Cosmic Fabrication
  • Author : Bruce Heiden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-17

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. Thus whether or not it is in some sense "oral poetry," the Iliad undoubtedly has features that render it quite

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Homeric Epic and Its Reception
  • Author : Seth L. Schein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-10

Homeric Epic and its Reception, comprising twelve chapters--some previously published but revised for this collection, and others appearing here in print for the first time--offers literary interpretations of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. While some chapters closely study the diction, meter, style, and thematic resonance

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The Iliad
  • Author : Homer,Caroline Alexander
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans

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Homer  The Iliad
  • Author : William Allan
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-07-19

A clear and stimulating introduction to Homer's Iliad, the greatest poem of Western culture.

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The Iliad
  • Author : Karin Sisti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985

Read online The Iliad written by Karin Sisti, published by which was released on 1985. Download full The Iliad Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Iliad
  • Author : Homer,,Anthony Verity,Barbara Graziosi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-08

The Iliad tells the story of Greek warrior Achilles' great anger and the tragic death of Hector during the Trojan War. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers, and this new translation is elegant and accurate, respecting the original line numbers, and accompanied by authoritative editorial material.

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Homer
  • Author : Mark W. Edwards,Professor Markw W Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987

Homer: Poet of the "Iliad" is the perfect companion both for readers deepening their appreciation of the poem and its form and for those encountering Homer's work for the first time. Mark Edwards combines the advantages of a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make the insights of recent

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Homer  The Iliad
  • Author : M. S. Silk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-12

This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of

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The Iliad  A Commentary  Volume 1
  • Author : G. S. Kirk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1985-02-28

This is the first volume of a projected six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad, under the General Editorship of professor G. S. Kirk. Professor Kirk himself is the editor of the present volume, which covers the first four Books of Iliad. It consists of four introductory chapters, dealing in particular with

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Challenges to the Power of Zeus in Early Greek Poetry
  • Author : Noriko Yasumura
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-10-16

In the earliest extant works of Greek literature, Zeus reigns supreme in the Olympian hierarchy. However, scattered and scanty though they may be, there are allusions to threats of rebellion which challenge Zeus' supremacy. This book examines these passages, drawn from Homer, Hesiod and the "Homeric Hymns", to offer some

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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
  • Author : Julian Jaynes
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000-08-15

National Book Award Finalist: “This man’s ideas may be the most influential, not to say controversial, of the second half of the twentieth century.”—Columbus Dispatch At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal

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