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Epilogue

Epilogue  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779701
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0010
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Naturally, one can’t cover everything worth mentioning about classical literature in a Very Short Introduction—or even a very long one—but I have tried to show that this literature is far ... More
8. Timing

8. Timing  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0009
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Tragedies are about timing, both good and bad. They are also about knowing the right time to act or to refrain from acting. This applies to many of the arts, including opera and song. ... More
2. Tragedy: Birth, Death, Rebirth

2. Tragedy: Birth, Death, Rebirth  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0002
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‘Tragedy’ considers Nietzsche's controversial first book, The Birth of Tragedy, and the many amendments he made to it throughout his life. The three main concerns of this book that drew ... More
3. The living dead

3. The living dead  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0004
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Tragedy is full of ghosts. Ghosts in tragedy are invariably associated with judgement and retributive justice. ‘The living dead’ looks at why there are so many ghosts in tales of tragedy. A ... More
6. A poem about Troy

6. A poem about Troy  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0007
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The Iliad is not just concerned with Achilles’ destructive anger. Its ancient title promises ‘a poem about Troy’. It focuses on just a small part of the Trojan War—a handful of days, which ... More
5. The wrath of Achilles

5. The wrath of Achilles  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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‘The wrath of Achilles’ outlines the story of the Iliad. Right at the start, the reader is promised a grand poem about a very specific issue: the wrath of Achilles, which brought countless ... More
7. The tragedy of Hector

7. The tragedy of Hector  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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‘The tragedy of Hector’ explains how the death of this hero becomes a symbol for the fall of Troy. It also argues that the Iliad does not allow us to view it only from that general ... More
4. The poet in the poems

4. The poet in the poems  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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There is little evidence about the person or people responsible for the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Within the epics themselves, however, the voice of the narrator can clearly ... More
2. Textual clues

2. Textual clues  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0003
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Little is known about how the Iliad and the Odyssey were composed, but ‘Textual clues’ suggests that we need to understand how oral techniques worked, as well as epic formulae and type ... More
8. The man of many turns

8. The man of many turns  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Andra, the first word of the Odyssey, announces a poem about ‘man’. The protagonist’s quest for knowledge, his travels, his suffering, and his determination to return to his ... More
Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Homer: A Very Short Introduction  

Barbara Graziosi

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.001.0001
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Homer’s mythological tales of war and homecoming, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are widely considered to be two of the most influential works in the history of world literature. Yet their ... More
4. Argos

4. Argos  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0004
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The Late Bronze Age in Greece is conventionally called ‘Mycenaean’, but it might in principle have been called ‘Argive’, ‘Archaean’, or ‘Danaan’, thanks to the names Homer gave the Greeks. ... More
4. The Hittite texts:                             Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa

4. The Hittite texts: Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa  

Eric H. Cline

in The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365852
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.003.0004
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‘The Hittite texts: Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa’ looks at the Hittite records of wars in the vicinity of Troy. It is likely that ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0009
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Classical mythology is kept alive if the stories are being used and retold. It is a continual process of telling, retelling, provoking, reacting, analysing, and revising. The Conclusion ... More
8. Masters and Slaves

8. Masters and Slaves  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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9780191776670
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‘Masters and Slaves’ discusses The Genealogy of Morals (GM), a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. It is Nietzsche's most profound attempt to make sense of suffering, and of how other people ... More
2. Once upon a time

2. Once upon a time  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0003
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Does ‘real’ tragedy belong to the past? George Steiner stated in The Death of Tragedy (1961) that the 17th century marks the ‘great divide’ in the history of tragedy. From this point of ... More
1. Who needs it?

1. Who needs it?  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0002
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The meaning of tragedy has changed through history from something quite exceptional to something commonplace. The word derives from the Greek words, for ‘goat’ and ‘song’. We don't quite ... More
9. Women and monsters

9. Women and monsters  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0010
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For all that Odysseus is hard to pin down, several characters try to do so, particularly women. In a poem so interested in pleasure and family, survival and return, ‘Women and monsters’ ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0001
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9780199589944
The Introduction outlines the two main aims of this Very Short Introduction. The first is to facilitate an understanding of the Iliad and the Odyssey, by providing a succinct and up-to-date ... More
10. An infernal journey

10. An infernal journey  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0011
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9780199589944
Of all his many adventures, Odysseus’ journey to the Underworld is his most extreme. He manages to reach the place most distant from home, and from life itself, yet return even from there. ... More

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