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Published by Archon Books in [Hamden, Conn.] .
Written in English


  • Homère (Homerus) Iliade,
  • Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Critique et interprétation

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Edition Notes

SeriesYale studies in English -- 117
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 123 p.
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22209328M

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Douglas Knight, Pope and the Heroic Tradition. A Critical Study of his "Iliad" ; George de F. Lord, Homeric Renaissance. The Odyssey of George Chapman ; R. A. Knox, On English Translation ; Chapman's Homer / ed. by Allardyce NicollAuthor: Rudolf Sühnel. The ARGUMENT. The Contention of Achilles and Agamemnon.. In the War of Troy, the Greeks having sack'd some of the neighbouring Towns, and taken from thence two beautiful Captives, Chruseïs and Briseïs, allotted the first to Agagamemnon, and the last to Achilles. Chryses, the Father of Chruseïs and Priest of Apollo, comes to the Grecian Camp to ransome her; with which the Action of the Poem.   ↑The "Mouse-god," probably in connection with the idea of pestilence. ↑ He was reigning over the third generation, three generations making up a century. ↑ The Æthiopians, says Diodorus, l. iii., are said to be the inventors of pomps, sacrifices, solemn meetings, and other honours paid to the gods. From hence arose their character of piety which is here celebrated.—. " Sowerby’s account of Pope’s Odyssey (Augustan Art of Poetry, –36) is noticeably shorter than his section on Pope’s Iliad (–). Discussion of Pope’s Homer is confined almost exclusively to the Iliad in Reuben A. Brower, Alexander Pope: The Poetry of Allusion (Oxford, ); Matthew Reynolds, The Poetry of Translation (Oxford, ); David Hopkins, ‘Homer’, in David.

Douglas M. Knisht, Pope and the Heroic Tradition: A Critical Study of His Iliad (New Haven: Yale University Press, ). Maynard Mack, Collected in Himself: Essays Critical, Biographical, and Bibliographical on Pope and Some of His Contemporaries (Newark: University of Delaware Press, ). Binding down an heroic or dramatic poet to the block upon which they have previously dissected his words and sentences, they proceed to use the axe and the pruning knife by wholesale, and inconsistent in everything but their wish to make out a case of unlawful affiliation, they cut out book after book, passage after passage, till the author is. From the time his Iliad began to appear, Pope became the victim of numerous pamphlet attacks on his person, politics, and religion, many of them instigated by the infamous publisher Edmund Curll. In an increased land tax on Roman Catholics forced the Popes to sell their place at Binfield and to settle near the Earl of Burlington's villa at. In the first book of the Iliad, Achilles vows that Agamemnon will rue the day that he insulted his best warrior so grievously, declaring that: "A yearning for Achilles will strike your armies!

Get this from a library! Pope and the heroic tradition; a critical study of his Iliad.. [Douglas M Knight]. The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic that depicts the conflicts of the Trojan War. Throughout the story, many smaller arguments take place between the characters of the epic. Like all stories, The Iliad is filled with literary devices to allow the readers to garner a better understanding of the. For instance, the engraved initials from book one and twenty-two of Pope’s Iliad are based on the plates illustrating the respective books inOgilby’s Iliad. Regarding these borrowings, we should remember that Ogilby’s translations were greatly admired by Pope and his contemporaries. Article abstract: The major English poet in the neoclassical tradition, Pope also wrote critical introductions to his edition of the works of William Shakespeare and his translation of Homer’s.