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By Susan Sherratt,John Bennett,John Bennet

ISBN-10: 1785702955

ISBN-13: 9781785702952

The dating among the Homeric epics and archaeology has lengthy suffered combined fortunes, swinging among 'fundamentalist' makes an attempt to exploit archaeology with a purpose to exhibit the fundamental historicity of the epics and their historical past, and outright rejection of the concept archaeology is in a position to contributing something in any respect to our realizing and appreciation of the epics. Archaeology and the Homeric Epic concentrates much less on historicity in desire of exploring numerous different, probably occasionally extra indirect, ways that we will use a multidisciplinary process – archaeology, philology, anthropology and social historical past – to aid provide insights into the epics, the contexts in their in all likelihood lengthy construction, points in their 'prehistory', and what they could have stood for at a number of instances of their lengthy oral and written background. the results of the Homeric epics at the background and well known reception of archaeology, particularly within the specific context of contemporary Germany, can also be a subject that's explored right here. members discover various matters together with the relationships among visible and verbal imagery, the social contexts of epic (or sub-epic) construction or new edition, the jobs of bards and their relationships to kinds of consumers and audiences, the development and makes use of of 'history' as traceable via either epic and archaeology and the connection among 'prehistoric' (oral) and 'historical' (recorded in writing) classes. all through, the emphasis is on context and its relevance to the production, transmission, new version and manipulation of epic within the current (or near-present) in addition to within the historical Greek past.

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