By Jenny Strauss Clay

Relocating clear of the verbal and thematic repetitions that experience ruled Homeric reports and exploiting the insights of cognitive psychology, this hugely cutting edge and available examine makes a speciality of the visible poetics of the Iliad because the narrative is anticipated via the poet and rendered noticeable. It does so via a detailed research of the often-neglected 'Battle Books'. They right here become a coherently visualized narrative series instead of as a random sequence of combats, and this process unearths, for example, the importance of Sarpedon's assault at the Achaean Wall and Patroclus' route to destruction. moreover, Professor Strauss Clay indicates new methods of imminent old narratives: not just with one's ear, but additionally with one's eyes. She additional argues that the loci approach of mnemonics, frequently attributed to Simonides, is already totally exploited through the Iliad poet to maintain music of his forged of characters and to prepare his narrative.

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