Iliad, the Odyssey, and the epic tradition
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Iliad, the Odyssey, and the epic tradition by Charles Rowan Beye

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


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StatementCharles Rowan Beye
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 263 p. ;
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14556238M

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Ἰλιάς ; Ὀδύσσεια = The Iliad and Odyssey, Homer The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.4/5. The Iliad, The Odyssey, and the Epic Tradition, [This is more than a reading of two of the world's greatest epics and the tradition they represent; it is an account of the recent archaeological, linguistic, and literary research which has radically changed our attitudes towards, and understanding of, Homer], Beye, Charles Rowan.   The Iliad is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to call it a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the 10th and final year of the Greek siege of Troy/5(). Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed its culture, societal values, religious beliefs and practice of warfare. The influence of thes.

The Iliad is an epic story attributed to Homer. It is considered the greatest war story ever told. Set during the Trojan War, it centers on Greek hero, Achilles and the happenings of the war including the kidnapping of the beautiful Helen of Troy, the day-to-day carnage.   In , Samuel Butler scandalized Victorian England by claiming that a woman wrote "The Odyssey." In "Rediscovering Homer," Andrew Dalby goes further -- arguing that a woman probably composed both. The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War. The Trojan War began when Paris, a Trojan prince, visited a Greek king, Menelaus. During his visit, Paris seduced Menelaus's wife, escaping with her and. The Epic Cycle was a collection of Ancient Greek epic poems, composed in dactylic hexameter and related to the story of the Trojan War, including the Cypria, the Aethiopis, the so-called Little Iliad, the Iliupersis, the Nostoi, and the Telegony. Scholars sometimes include the two Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, among the poems of the Epic Cycle, but the term is more often used to specify the .

“The Odyssey” (Gr: “Odysseia”) is the second of the two epic poems attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer (the first being “The Iliad”), and usually considered the second extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th Century BCE and is, in part, a sequel to “The Iliad”.Ratings:   Understanding the classical epic is the beginning of understanding the classical tradition. Here, I explain the differences between Homer's classical works the Iliad and the Odyssey. The Iliad of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope, with notes by the Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley, M.A., F.S.A. and Flaxman's Designs. Add tags for "The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the epic tradition". All user tags (1) View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud.