Homer's Trojan Theater: Space, Vision, and Memory in the Iliad

By Jenny Strauss Clay

Relocating clear of the verbal and thematic repetitions that experience ruled Homeric experiences and exploiting the insights of cognitive psychology, this hugely cutting edge and obtainable research makes a speciality of the visible poetics of the Iliad because the narrative is expected by way of the poet and rendered obvious. It does so via a detailed research of the often-neglected 'Battle Books'. They the following become a coherently visualized narrative series instead of as a random sequence of combats, and this method unearths, for example, the importance of Sarpedon's assault at the Achaean Wall and Patroclus' route to destruction. additionally, Professor Strauss Clay indicates new methods of impending old narratives: not just with one's ear, but in addition with one's eyes. She additional argues that the loci method of mnemonics, frequently attributed to Simonides, is already totally exploited by way of the Iliad poet to maintain music of his forged of characters and to prepare his narrative.

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