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The wrath of the Sibyl: Homeric reception and contested identities in the Sibylline Oracles 3

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This chapter examines the culture of Homeric reception in the late Hellenistic period through the vehicle of one fascinating, important and under-considered text: the third Sibylline Oracle – a largely Jewish work which contains a fiery attack against Homer, where the Sibyl accuses him of lying about the Trojan war and stealing her verses and metre. After setting this passage in the wider context of local and cosmopolitan traditions concerning both the Sibyl and Homer’s constructed identities...

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10.1017/9781009030878.008

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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Host title:
Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue
Series:
Greek Culture in the Roman World
Chapter number:
6
Pages:
178-210
Place of publication:
Cambridge, UK
Publication date:
2022-04-21
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9781009030878
ISBN:
9781316516683
Language:
English
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1324618
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pubs:1324618
Deposit date:
2023-01-20

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