The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis
Andrew Sprague Becker
Page count: 193 pages
File size: 2.5 MB
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.