Item description for Epic Grief: Personal Laments in Homer's Iliad (Untersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte, Band 70) by Christos C. Tsagalis...
This study of the gooi or personal laments in Homers Iliad once and for all articulates the poetic techniques regulating this type of speech. Going beyond the tendency to view lament as a repetitive and group-based activity, this work shows instead the primacy of the goos, a sub-genre which the Iliad has "produced" by absorbing the funerary genre of lament. Oral theory, narratology, semiotics, rhetorical analysis are deftly applied to explore the ways personal laments develop principal epic themes and unravel narrative threads weaving the thematical texture of the entire Iliad (and beyond): the wrath of Achilles, the deaths of Patroclus and Hector, the grief of Achilles and his future death, the foreshadowing of Troys destruction.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 311017944X ISBN13 9783110179446
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