Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its Reception : Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its Reception.

By: Baumbach, ManuelContributor(s): Bär, Silvio | Bar, SilvioSeries: Brill's Companions in Classical StudiesPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (666 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004233058Subject(s): Greek poetry -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its Reception : Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and Its ReceptionDDC classification: 880.9/001 LOC classification: PA3061 -- .B75 2012ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- A Short Introduction to the Ancient Epyllion -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Part 1 History and Development of the Term and Concept of the Epyllion -- Before the Epyllion: Concepts and Texts -- On the Origins of the Modern Term "Epyllion": Some Revisions to a Chapter in the History of Classical Scholarship -- Catullus 64: The Perfect Epyllion? -- Part 2 The Archaic and Pre-Hellenistic Period -- The Songs of Demodocus: Compression and Extension in Greek Narrative Poetry -- Demodokos' Song of Ares and Aphrodite in Homer's Odyssey (8.266-366): An Epyllion? Agonistic Performativity and Cultural Metapoetics -- Borderline Experiences with Genre: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite between Epic, Hymn and Epyllic Poetry -- Rhapsodic Hymns and Epyllia -- A Proto-Epyllion? The Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield and The Poetics of Deferral -- Part 3 The Hellenistic Period -- Pindaric Narrative Technique in the Hellenistic Epyllion -- The Hecale and Hellenistic Conceptions of Short Hexameter Narratives -- Miniaturizing the Huge: Hercules on a Small Scale (Theocritus Idylls 13 and 24) -- Herakles in Bits and Pieces: Id. 25 in the Corpus Theocriteum -- Achilles at Scyros, and One of His Fans: The Epithalamium of Achilles and Deidameia (Buc. Gr. 157-158 Gow) -- Part 4 The Late Roman Republic and The Augustan Period -- "εἰς ἔπη καὶ ἐλεγείας ἀνάγειν": The Erotika Pathemata of Parthenius of Nicaea -- A Virgo Infelix: Calvus' Io vis-à-vis Other Cow-And-Bull Stories -- The Tenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses as Orpheus' Epyllion -- Part 5 The Imperial Period -- The Fast and the Furious: Triphiodorus' Reception of Homer in the Capture of Troy -- Musaeus, Hero and Leander: Between Epic and Novel -- "Museum of Words": Christodorus, the Art of Ekphrasis and the Epyllic Genre.
The Motif of the Rape of Europa: Intertextuality and Absurdity of the Myth in Epyllion and Epic Insets -- Part 6 The Middle Ages and Beyond -- "Epyllion" or "Short Epic" in the Latin Literature of the Middle Ages? -- Short Mythological Epic in Neo-Latin Literature -- Robert Burns' Tam O' Shanter: A Lallans Epyllion? -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index Locorum -- Index of Selected Greek Words.
Summary: This book offers a critical re-examination of some important (and some lesser known) texts which are commonly labelled 'epyllia' in classical scholarship. It traces the history of the generic term 'epyllion' and sketches the literary and scholarly reception of these texts.
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Intro -- Contents -- A Short Introduction to the Ancient Epyllion -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Part 1 History and Development of the Term and Concept of the Epyllion -- Before the Epyllion: Concepts and Texts -- On the Origins of the Modern Term "Epyllion": Some Revisions to a Chapter in the History of Classical Scholarship -- Catullus 64: The Perfect Epyllion? -- Part 2 The Archaic and Pre-Hellenistic Period -- The Songs of Demodocus: Compression and Extension in Greek Narrative Poetry -- Demodokos' Song of Ares and Aphrodite in Homer's Odyssey (8.266-366): An Epyllion? Agonistic Performativity and Cultural Metapoetics -- Borderline Experiences with Genre: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite between Epic, Hymn and Epyllic Poetry -- Rhapsodic Hymns and Epyllia -- A Proto-Epyllion? The Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield and The Poetics of Deferral -- Part 3 The Hellenistic Period -- Pindaric Narrative Technique in the Hellenistic Epyllion -- The Hecale and Hellenistic Conceptions of Short Hexameter Narratives -- Miniaturizing the Huge: Hercules on a Small Scale (Theocritus Idylls 13 and 24) -- Herakles in Bits and Pieces: Id. 25 in the Corpus Theocriteum -- Achilles at Scyros, and One of His Fans: The Epithalamium of Achilles and Deidameia (Buc. Gr. 157-158 Gow) -- Part 4 The Late Roman Republic and The Augustan Period -- "εἰς ἔπη καὶ ἐλεγείας ἀνάγειν": The Erotika Pathemata of Parthenius of Nicaea -- A Virgo Infelix: Calvus' Io vis-à-vis Other Cow-And-Bull Stories -- The Tenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses as Orpheus' Epyllion -- Part 5 The Imperial Period -- The Fast and the Furious: Triphiodorus' Reception of Homer in the Capture of Troy -- Musaeus, Hero and Leander: Between Epic and Novel -- "Museum of Words": Christodorus, the Art of Ekphrasis and the Epyllic Genre.

The Motif of the Rape of Europa: Intertextuality and Absurdity of the Myth in Epyllion and Epic Insets -- Part 6 The Middle Ages and Beyond -- "Epyllion" or "Short Epic" in the Latin Literature of the Middle Ages? -- Short Mythological Epic in Neo-Latin Literature -- Robert Burns' Tam O' Shanter: A Lallans Epyllion? -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index Locorum -- Index of Selected Greek Words.

This book offers a critical re-examination of some important (and some lesser known) texts which are commonly labelled 'epyllia' in classical scholarship. It traces the history of the generic term 'epyllion' and sketches the literary and scholarly reception of these texts.

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