Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis

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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 ...

Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis 2002, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742522190

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Homeric Variations on Lament by Briseis 2002, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742522183

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