Naming Achilles

Naming Achilles

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In the long history of 'The Homeric Question', Milman Parry argued that there was great economy and minimal extension in the Homeric poems, and that the poet was highly constrained by the formulas and metrical requirements of the oral tradition. In this book, by a close analysis of the figure of Achilles as he is named in all the grammatical cases, David Shive contends that Parry's thesis does not hold up, and that there was much less economy and much more extension than Parry saw. Students of Greek literature, particularly the work of Homer.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 143 x 217.42 x 19.05mm | 417.3g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195048601
  • 9780195048605

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