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Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis Casey Due

Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis par Casey Due

Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis Casey Due


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Résumé

An examination of the figure of Briseis, Achilles' concubine in the Iliad, as an example of the traditional artistry enabled by the oral poetic system. It argues that Briseis' role in the Iliad is enormously compressed, both in relation to the Iliad and the tradition of the epic cycle.

Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis Résumé

Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis Casey Due

Casey DuZ examines the figure of Briseis, the concubine of Achilles in theIliad, as an example of the traditional artistry enabled by a complex and self-contained oral poetic system. Briseis' lament for Patroclus inIliad 19 hints at her role in the larger epic tradition. DuZ argues that Briseis' role in theIliad is enormously compressed, both in relation to theIliad and the entire tradition of the epic cycle. Through a close reading of Homeric passages, Homeric Variations on a Lament by Briseis shows how theIliad refers to expanded and alternative traditions about Briseis even while asserting its own version of her story. It seems likely that there were at least two variations on the story of Briseis, because of the two-fold pattern she fulfills in ancient references. In one variation she is a wife whose husband is killed by Achilles in the sack of his city; in another she is an unmarried girl, the daughter of a king, whose father is killed when Achilles captures her town. OurIliad alludes to multiple variations on these two basic themes.

À propos de Casey Due

Casey DuZ is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Houston. She holds a B.A. in Classics from Brown University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University. Her teaching and research interests include ancient Greek oral traditions, Homeric poetry, Greek tragedy, and textual criticism.

Sommaire

Chapter 1 Introduction: Variations on Briseis Chapter 2 1. Briseis and the Multiformity of the Iliad Chapter 3 2. Prize Chapter 4 3. Girl Chapter 5 4. Wife Chapter 6 Conclusion: Tradition and Innovation Chapter 7 Afterword: Elegizing Briseis in Augustan Rome

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Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis Casey Due
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Rowman & Littlefield
20020721
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