Hexametrical Genres from Homer to Theocritus

Hexametrical Genres from Homer to Theocritus

 
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ISBN13:9780197552971
ISBN10:0197552978
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:288 pages
Size:243x164x22 mm
Weight:538 g
Language:English
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Table of Contents:
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Some Preliminary Soundings
Chapter Three: The Chryses Episode as an Epichoric Hymn
Chapter Four: Circe's Instructions as a Sibylline Oracle
Chapter Five: Helen's Pharmakon as a Disguised Incantation
Chapter Six: Like Golden Aphrodite: Female Lament in the Iliad
Chapter Seven: Conclusions
Appendices:
Appendix A: Curse-Prayers in Hexameters
Appendix B: Necromantic Prayers in Hexameters
Appendix C: Empedocles Go?s
Appendix D: Early Anthologies of Hexametrical Incantations
Appendix E: Instructional Oracles as a Frame for the Hesiodic Calendars
Bibliography