Homer's Text and Language by Gregory Nagy - PDF and EPUB eBook
As Homer remains an indispensable figure in the canons of world literature, interpreting the Homeric text is a challenging and...
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Details of Homer's Text and Language
- Exact title of the book
- Homer's Text and Language
- Book author
- Gregory Nagy
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 224 pages
- October 27th 2004 by University of Illinois Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 896 kB
Some brief overview of book
As Homer remains an indispensable figure in the canons of world literature, interpreting the Homeric text is a challenging and high stakes enterprise. There are untold numbers of variations, imitations, alternate translations, and adaptations of the Iliad and Odyssey, making it difficult to establish what, exactly, the epics were. Gregory Nagy's essays have one central aim: to show how the text and language of Homer derive from an oral poetic system.
In Homeric studies, there has been an ongoing debate centering on different ways to establish the text of Homer and the different ways to appreciate the poetry created in the language of Homer. Gregory Nagy, a lifelong Homer scholar, takes a stand in the midst of this debate. He presents an overview of millennia of scholarly engagement with Homer's poetry, shows the different editorial principles that have been applied to the texts, and evaluates their impact.