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

  1. 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 f...


  2. 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. says:

    Skimmedthan read this one Wasn t quite what I was looking for The appendices were actuallyinteresting than the main text.


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The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle 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, 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 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.