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Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Seth L. Schein


This book consists of twelve chapters written over the past forty-five years. Nine are revised and in some cases expanded versions of previously published papers. Chapters 7, 9, and 11 are new. The twelve chapters reflect the author’s long-standing interest in, and approaches to, the literary interpretation of Homeric poetry. Some focus closely on the diction, metre, style, and thematic resonance of particular passages and episodes and move from close readings to broad ideas and interpretations; others explore the usefulness of mythological allusion, Homeric intertextuality, hexameter metrics, ... More

Keywords: Homeric poetry, mythological allusion, intertextuality, metrics, oral poetry, Neoanalysis, J. T. Kakridis, M. Parry, Iliad-receptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seth L. Schein, author
Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis