The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic

The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle By Jonathan S. Burgess ➲ – Thomashillier.co.uk Although the Iliad and Odyssey narrate only relatively small portions of the Trojan War and its aftermath for centuries these works have overshadowed other comprehensive narratives of the conflict par Although the Iliad and Odyssey narrate of the ePUB ¹ only relatively small portions of the Trojan War and its aftermath for centuries these works have overshadowed other comprehensive narratives of the conflict particularly the poems known as the Epic Cycle In The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle Jonathan Burgess challenges Homer's authority on the war's history and the legends surrounding it placing the Iliad and Odyssey in the larger often overlooked context of the entire body of Greek epic poetry The Tradition eBook ☆ of the Archaic Age He traces the development and transmission of the Cyclic poems in ancient Greek culture comparing them to later Homeric poems and finding that they were far influential than has previously been thought.


10 thoughts on “The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle

  1. Raymonds009 Raymonds009 says:

    For someone who has been out of the academic cycle for a long time this was a brilliant re examination of many of the things I learned forgot It might be a little deep if you are only a casual devotee of the epic but I believe that there is much here for anyone who wants to know a little bit about Homer and the other story tellers of his time I really liked it a lot Highly recommended


  2. Liam Liam says:

    This was a great account of how the Epic Cycle and Homer relate to each other and to the Trojan War Very learned with nothing too difficult to comprehend It asks us to see the Epic Cycle as as old as or older than Homer


  3. Kate Nishino Kate Nishino says:

    Skimmed than read this one Wasn't uite what I was looking for The appendices were actually interesting than the main text


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