Item Details

Reading Homer: Film and Text

edited by Kostas Myrsiades
Format
Book
Published
Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2009.
Language
English
ISBN
9780838642191 (alk. paper), 0838642195 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction : why read Homer? / Kostas Myrsiades
  • Homer as history : Greeks and others in a dark age / Shawn Ross
  • Geras and guest gifts in Homer / Rick M. Newton
  • Homer's Odyssey, Books 19 and 23 : early recognition, a solution to the enigmas of ivory and horns, and the test of the bed / John B. Vlahos
  • Conversation in the Odyssey / Scott Richardson
  • The end of speeches and a speech's end : Nestor, Diomedes, and the telos muthôn / Joel Christensen
  • Achilles' heel : the historicism of the film Troy / Jonathan S. Burgess
  • Redefining Homeric heroism in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy / Charles C. Chiasson
  • The Odyssey and Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life / Bruce Louden
  • Reading The gunfighter as Homeric epic / Kostas Myrsiades.
Description
258 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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