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Homer and the heroic tradition. [electronic resource]

By: Whitman, Cedric Hubbell.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1958Description: xii, 365 p. 24 cm.Subject(s): Homer -- Criticism and interpretation | Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Mythology, Greek, in literature | Oral tradition -- Greece | Rhetoric, Ancient | Homère -- Personnages -- HérosDDC classification: 883.1 Other classification: 18.43 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
The meaning of unity -- The memory of the Achaeans -- Athens, 1200-700 B.C. -- Festivals, Pisistratus, and writing -- Homer and geometric art -- Image, symbol, and formula -- Fire and other elements -- Homeric character and the tradition -- Achilles : evolution of a hero -- Fate, time, and the gods -- The geometric structure of The Iliad -- The Odyssey and change.
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Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. [313]-356).

The meaning of unity -- The memory of the Achaeans -- Athens, 1200-700 B.C. -- Festivals, Pisistratus, and writing -- Homer and geometric art -- Image, symbol, and formula -- Fire and other elements -- Homeric character and the tradition -- Achilles : evolution of a hero -- Fate, time, and the gods -- The geometric structure of The Iliad -- The Odyssey and change.

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