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The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity$
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Anna Marmodoro and Jonathan Hill

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199670567

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.001.0001

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The poet in the Iliad

The poet in the Iliad

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(p.9) 1 The poet in the Iliad
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The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity
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Barbara Graziosi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.003.0002

This chapter seeks to characterize the voice of the poet within the Iliad, and to show that a better understanding of the poet’s voice helps to explain several distinctive and puzzling features of Iliadic narrative. The chapter looks at the poet’s relationship to the Muses, and his temporal and spatial self-positioning within the world of the Trojan war, all of which illustrate the divine perspective he offers on that war.

Keywords:   Homer, Iliad, the poet, the Muses, space-time perception

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