Hellenica: Volume 1: Epic: Hellenica: Volume 1: Epic by M. L. WestHellenica: Volume 1: Epic: Hellenica: Volume 1: Epic by M. L. West

Hellenica: Volume 1: Epic: Hellenica: Volume 1: Epic

byM. L. West

Hardcover | November 4, 2011

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Martin West is internationally known as one of the outstanding Classical scholars of our time, and one of the most prolific. Hellenica is a three-volume selection of ninety or so of his more notable papers relating to Greek literature and thought. This first volume, Epic, contains thirty essays, including two previously unpublished. It is devoted to early epic, from its Mycenaean and pre-Mycenaean roots to its later manifestations in the Homeric Hymns and the poetry ascribed to Eumelus of Corinth. There are pieces on the myths of Helen andthe Trojan War, on the transition from oral to written epic, and on the relationship of the Iliad and Odyssey to other lost poems. Spanning forty years of scholarship, the collection as a whole presents a powerful and coherent individual vision of the emergence of heroic epic in the archaic age ofGreece. The second and third volumes, to appear at yearly intervals, will contain papers on the lyric poets, tragedy, philosophy, music, metre, and other miscellaneous topics. Each volume will contain a preface, an index, and a full list of the author's other writings relating to the areas inquestion.
Martin West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford College and Royal Holloway Colleges, London, till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, from 1991 to 2004. He continues to live and work in Oxford.
Title:Hellenica: Volume 1: Epic: Hellenica: Volume 1: EpicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:November 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations1. Greek Poetry 2000-700 bc2. Curtains in the Wind. Three reviews3. An Unrecognized Injunctive Usage in Greek4. The Rise of the Greek Epic5. The Descent of the Greek Epic. A Reply6. Immortal Helen7. History and Prehistory. The Troy Saga8. Phasis and Aia9. Orpheus and the Argonauts10. Grated Cheese Fit for Heroes11. The Singing of Homer12. Hesiod s Titans13. Is the Works and Days an oral poem?14. The Transition from Oral to Written15. On Editing Homer16. Book Division (Martin and Stephanie West)17. The Date of the Iliad18. Echoes of Hesiod and Elegy in the Iliad19. The Achaean Wall20. Iliad and Aethiopis21. The Gardens of Alcinous and the Oral Dictation Theory22. Odyssey and Argonautica23. The Fragmentary Homeric Hymn to Dionysus24. Cynaethus Hymn to Apollo25. Magnes of Smyrna. A Greek Poet at the Court of Gyges26. Eumelos : a Corinthian Epic Cycle?27. The View from Lesbos28. The Invention of HomerSupplementary list of publications relating to epicIndex