The Song Of The Sirens And Other Essays by Pietro PucciThe Song Of The Sirens And Other Essays by Pietro Pucci

The Song Of The Sirens And Other Essays

byPietro PucciForeword byGregory Nagy

Paperback | November 28, 1997

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In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works. Arguing that there can be no purely historical interpretation, given that the parameters of interpretation are themselves historically determined, Pucci focuses instead on two features of Homer's rhetoric: repetition of expression (formulae) and its effects on meaning, and the issue of intertextuality.
Pietro Pucci is Professor of Classics at Cornell University. Among his works are Odysseus Polutropos: Intertextual Readings in the Odysseyand in the Iliad (1987) and Hesiod and the Language of Poetry (1977).
Title:The Song Of The Sirens And Other EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.96 × 5.82 × 0.58 inPublished:November 28, 1997Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822630591

ISBN - 13:9780822630593


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 The Song of the Sirens Chapter 4 The Proem of the Odyssey Chapter 5 The Language of the Muses Chapter 6 Banter and Banquets for Heroic Death Chapter 7 Textual Epiphanies Chapter 8 Epiphanic Strategy and Intertextuality Chapter 9 Antiphonal Lament

Editorial Reviews

Pucci's work is clear enough to recommend it to upper-division undergraduates as well as researchers, and even to those who doubt the contributions of these theorists