Homer and Classical Philology

Homer and Classical Philology

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"[...]people's soul to that of the people's mind. By the misapplication of a tempting analogical inference, people had reached the point of applying in the domain of the intellect and artistic ideas that principle of greater individuality which is truly applicable only in the domain of the will. The masses have never experienced more flattering treatment than in thus having the laurel of genius set upon their empty heads. It was imagined that new shells were forming round a small kernel, so to speak, and that those pieces of popular poetry originated like avalanches, in the drift and flow of tradition. They were, however, ready to consider that kernel as being of the smallest possible dimensions, so that they might occasionally get rid of it altogether without losing anything of the mass of the avalanche. According to this view, the text itself and the stories built round it are one and the same[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675577
  • 9781507675571

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