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Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contexts

Ed. by Efstathiou, Athanasios / Karamanou, Ioanna

Series:Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 37

    129,95 € / $182.00 / £118.00*

    Publication Date:
    July 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    This collective volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It explores how various aspects of Homeric poetics appeal and can be mapped on to a diversity of contexts under different socio-historical, intellectual, literary and artistic conditions. The volume brings together internationally acclaimed scholars and acute young researchers in the fields of classics and reception studies, yielding insight into the varied strategies and ideological forces that define Homeric reception in literature, scholarship and the performing arts (theatre, film and music) and shape the ‘horizon of expectations’ of readers and audience. This collection also showcases that the wide-ranging ‘migration’ of Homeric material through time and across place holds significant cultural power, being instrumental in the construction of new cultural identities. The volume is of particular interest to scholars in the fields of classics, reception and cultural studies and the performing arts, as well as to readers fascinated by ancient literature and its cultural transformations.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    x, 495 pages
    3 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Homer; reception studies; ancient Greek literature; performing arts
    Scholars and students of classics, classical reception, cultural studies, performing arts, theatre studies, film studies.

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    Athanasios Efstathiou, Ionian University, Corfu; Ioanna Karamanou, University of the Peloponnese, Nafplio, Greece.


    "[...] a fine contribution to the ever-expanding field of Homeric reception."
    Jan Haywood in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.04.17

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