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The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

History


by
Andrew Sprague Becker

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 193 pages

File size: 2.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

In ‘The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis’, Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer’s reaction to a visual image creates his audience’s response to a literary description. Becker also enters into a fiercely raging literary debate about the modernist, self-conscious elements of Homeric narrative.