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By H. J. Rose, E. Courtney

ISBN-10: 0865163170

ISBN-13: 9780865163171

A guide of Latin Literature (reprint of the 1954 version) is a concise, but accomplished survey of Latin literature that gives short biographical information regarding historic authors from the earliest to the Christian and pagan writers, analyses of the main in demand works, and the historic and cultural context. It additionally areas the works along their contemporaries, charges their relative value of their personal occasions and later classes, and explores their effect on next literatures and Western Civilization. each one identified paintings is mentioned and analyzed by way of content material, chronology, style, value, that means, genetic courting to different works, and historic and glossy scholarship.

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34 Thirdly, we need to examine just how far magic and fantasy are in fact played down in the Homeric narrative about Circe. 36 Even if we leave aside the deWnitional point, it is diYcult to recognize in our Odyssean text a deliberate minimizing of the fantastic. At the centre of this issue is the depiction of metamorphosis, which, so far from being circumscribed within a few lines, in diVerent ways pervades the entire Circe episode. 210) they come across mountain wolves and lions, which/who fawn on the new arrivals in the manner of tame house-dogs.

The action is set on as realistic a level as possible, and transferred from the alien realm of magic and irrational fantasy to the epic world . . But the greatest advance on the traditional story is the depiction of Circe herself. 31 It goes without saying that the complexity of Circe’s character is indeed one of the countless, marvellous subtleties of the poem; but such complexity is perfectly compatible with the presence of ‘magic’ and ‘fantasy’. What of Heubeck’s other comments? First, the notion of folktale.

KirchhoV referred to Athene ‘in the form of a bird’, a view echoed by the great Swedish authority on Greek religion Martin Nilsson: ‘Athene appears . . ’5 Such a reading rests on a common Homeric usage, found in the Odyssey and Iliad alike, according to which certain parts of the verb eidomai, and speciWcally its participles governing the dative case, are employed in contexts where corporeal resemblance is incontrovertibly involved. A straightforward instance is Athene’s taking of the appearance of the Taphians’ leader Mentes, eidomene¯ .

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