Homer / Barbara Graziosi.
By: Graziosi, Barbara.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford university press, 2016Description: X, 154 str. : ilustr. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780198788300; 0198788304.Subject(s): HonerDDC classification: 883.01
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Bibliografija: str. 127-135.
Part I: The poet -- 1. Looking for Homer -- 2. Textual clues -- 3. Material clues -- 4. The poet in the poems -- Part II: The Iliad -- 5. The wrath of Achilles -- 6. A poem about Troy -- 7. The tragedy of Hector -- Part III. The Odyssey -- 8. The man of many turns -- 9. Women and monsters -- 10. An infernal journey.
In this accessible and concise introduction, Barbara Graziosi considers Homer's famous works and their impact on readers throughout the centuries. She shows how the Iliad and the Odyssey benefit from a tradition of reading that spans well over two millennia, from the impressive scholars at the library of Alexandria, in the third and second centuries BCE, who wrote some of the first commentaries on the Homeric epics. Summaries of these scholars' notes made their way into the margins of Byzantine manuscripts; from Byzantium the annotated manuscripts travelled to Italy; and the ancient notes finally appeared in the first printed editions of Homer, eventually influencing our interpretation of Homer's work today. Along the way, Homer's works have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Exploring the main literary, historical, cultural, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homer's works, Graziosi analyses the enduring appeal of Homer and his iconic works.