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By Christos Tsagalis

ISBN-10: 3110245396

ISBN-13: 9783110245394

The prior few a long time have noticeable the advance of recent severe tools with which the poetic and rhetorical dimensions of historical Greek texts might be evaluated. during this quantity, a world team of uncommon students comes jointly to check how a variety of historical texts in several genres have been capable of assert their authority and claims to fact, frequently alluding to each other in refined methods as they tried to venture their very own superiority. a chain of illuminating new readings is obtainable of either specific passages and full works within the mild of those new serious advances

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There are two, diametrically opposite, deviations in the Iliad from this heroic norm. The one is Achilles, who spurns food—whether as heroic capital or as biological sustenance—in his extreme mourning over Patroclus. The other is Odysseus, who is accused by Agamemnon (Il. 146-153). 160-172). When Achilles refuses a second time, Odysseus addresses his mourning directly by bringing in the gastēr: γαστέρι δ᾿ οὔ πως ἔστι νέκυν πενθῆσαι ᾿Αχαιούς λίην γὰρ πολλοὶ καὶ ἐπήτριμοι ἤματα πάντα πίπτουσιν· πότε κέν τις ἀναπνεύσειε πόνοιο; ἀλλὰ χρὴ τὸν μὲν καταθάπτειν ὅς κε θάνῃσι νηλέα θυμὸν ἔχοντας ἐπ’ ἤματι δακρύσαντας· ὅσσοι δ’ ἂν πολέμοιο περὶ στυγεροῖο λίπωνται μεμνῆσθαι πόσιος καὶ ἐδητύος, ὄφρ’ ἔτι μᾶλλον ἀνδράσι δυσμενέεσσι μαχώμεθα νωλεμὲς αἰεὶ With the gastēr there is no way for the Achaeans to mourn a corpse.

VII, 2 (cf. also II, 8); cf. Kouremenos, Parássoglou & Tsantsanoglou, (2001) 171. 27 On the figure of Phanes-Protogonos-Eros, cf. Calame (1991) 231-237; on the double meaning of aidoion in the poem itself, see Brisson (2003) and Betegh (2004) 111-122; on the process of the recreation of the cosmos in a single unit, see notably Calame (1997) 66-74, and Bernabé (2002) 114-118. 26 Claude Calame voice, which, in making Orpheus the author of these verses, remains entirely anonymous. According to the commentator (who generally expresses himself in an entirely assertive mode) when the poet says “(Zeus) took in his hands (the force of his father)”, he “intimates” (ainizetai).

XIX, 10 = Orphica 14, 4 F Bernabé, who, based on elements taken from the Derveni commentary, succeeds in reconstructing four verses; cf. Pseudo-Aristotle, De mundo 401a25 = Orphica 31 I F Bernabé; cf. Brisson (1995) 2881. The Authority of Orpheus, Poet and Bard 25 genealogy of the gods. 26 The specificity of what we perceive of the commented poem resides instead mainly in its content. What is particularly distinctive is the “sacred thing” swallowed by Zeus; this aidoion is probably associated with the organ of the Sky and with the Sun, and it plays almost certainly the same role as Eros-Phanes, the golden-winged luminous one, born first out of the primordial egg in other versions of orphic cosmo-theogony.

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