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Poseidon and Zeus in Iliad 7 and Odyssey 13: on a case of Homeric imitation

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This article aims to contribute to the current debate on how imitation in early Greek epic can be identified and assessed. Two divine scenes in Iliad Book 7 and Odyssey Book 13 are compared in the light of their traditional background and contextual significance. It is suggested that there are grounds to interpret this as a case of imitation on the Odyssey poet’s part which, however, was not necessarily meant to elicit recognition of the subtext. A methodological point is made by showing that...

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10.25162/hermes-2020-0019

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
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Author
Publisher:
Franz Steiner Verlag
Journal:
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Volume:
148
Issue:
3
Pages:
259-277
Publication date:
2020-08-22
Acceptance date:
2020-08-03
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ISSN:
0018-0777
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1127505
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pubs:1127505
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2020-08-20

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